Thank you for taking the time to find out more about the care we provide for people across Sheffield.
Every day hospices across The Yorkshire and the Humber region provide vital healthcare to those with terminal illnesses. Just 23% of St Luke's funding comes from the NHS which means
that in today's difficult economic conditions, to raise the rest we depend more than ever on our supporters' commitment and generosity. Awareness campaigns like this are so important as they let people know more about what we do and how they can help. A couple of our clinical staff featured in this campaign's TV advert which you can view below. You can also click here to read more about our TV stars, Zoe and Amanda, and their roles here at St Luke's.
The different services we provide
At St Luke's, we care for people aged 18 and above throughout Sheffield who have terminal illnesses. We aim to control their symptoms, alleviate pain, and give them the best possible quality of life – all free of charge. Above all, we are about life and enabling our patients to live theirs and die with dignity and respect. We have a wide range of services to suit not only the needs of our patients, but also their loved ones to support them during such difficult times.
It might surprise you to know that most of the people we care for are actually out in the community. Our 20 community nurses travel across the city to care for around 450 patients in their own homes – around 1,700 every year. Meanwhile, at our In Patient Centre on Little Common Lane we can be caring for 20 patients at any one time - 400 in any one year. We also offer individual programmes of therapies, treatments and advice at our Active Intervention Centre to help around 300 patients a year to live independently at home for as long as possible.
Clifford House is our place for patients and their loved ones to relax, socialise, or just to pop in for a drink and a chat. With a range of activities to choose from, advice and information sessions or groups to be part of, often our Clifford House clients find support from others living with or caring for someone with a terminal illness.
How you can help
It costs £9.7 million to deliver our services each year and £7.2 million of that has to come from donations, which is why being part of awareness campaigns like this is so important. Simply put, without support from people like you, we wouldn’t be able to continue providing this level of care to Sheffield people when they need it most.
There are many ways to support the work we do, whether it’s making a donation, joining our team of over 740 volunteers, donating goods and shopping in our fourteen shops across Sheffield or fundraising for us and taking part in one of our events. However you can help, it will make a real difference to the people we care for and help ensure that our services are here for the future.