Coronavirus COVID-19 Visitor Update

Important Notice – Tuesday 1st April 2020

Due to current government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the difficult decision to suspend all visitors to the Inpatient Unit. The only exception at this time is for those patients who are at end of life. We may then permit one visitor for a short period of time. Our nursing staff will communicate directly with any of our patients and families that this affects. The actions we have taken will enable us to protect those we care for and those who provide this care.

 

#HereForYou

During these difficult times, you’re not alone, we’re here for you. Read the support below.

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Our nurses are here for you. Keep smiling. Keep giving - every penny really does count. Donate online at buryhospice.org.uk or via our JustGiving page...here for you 💜

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Share the love for your local hospice - post your messages of support on our Bury Hospice page, tag in three friends to keep spreading the word. Include our new #hereforyou Justgiving page ... See more

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Thank you to Bury Times for sharing that Bury Hospice is #HereForYou. Read the article here https://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/18348509.bury-hospice-appeals-support-continue-work-amid-coronavirus/ . ... See more

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How are you all? Don't feel isolated during lockdown...remember we're #HereForYou. Follow our online messages of encouragement and please spread word of our donation campaign ... See more

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Noreen is a staff nurse who works in the In Patient Unit at Bury Hospice. Here is Noreen's personal message to you... 💜

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It's business as usual at Bury Hospice - but staff need your help

It's business as usual at Bury Hospice - but staff need your help. Read our story online https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/its-business-usual-bury-hospice-18015838

Bury Hospice is facing a fundraising shortfall during the current crisis

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Thanks to our lovely Mayor and Mayoress who share their message of support for Bury Hospice. Thank you, take care everyone and remember we are here here for you ... See more

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Hear our lovely Mayor and Mayoress's message to support Bury Hospice. Thank you and take care #hospicenurse #hospicecare #hospicedonate

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Dave Thomas says: "Bury Hospice is wonderful because of the amazing care it gives to its patients and their families." Whilst fundraising events have been postponed, you can still support us by ... See more

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Thank you to our Mayor and Mayoress of Bury for their passionate backing for Bury Hospice. Stay safe, we are here for you. Thank your all for your continued support ... See more

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Your Hospice Needs Your Support More Than Ever

Hear first-hand from our volunteers who donate their invaluable time to help Bury Hospice.

Please support us during these difficult times.

Every penny makes all the difference.

Although our community fundraising has been put on hold for the foreseeable future, you can still donate to Bury Hospice through a one off gift or by becoming a regular giver. Please do consider helping us and you can do so here: Support us

Here is a message from one of our Warehouse volunteers, Don Kelly.

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Fundraising & Retail Update

Read the latest Fundraising and Retail update from Bury Hospice

Thursday 19th March

PLEASE NOTE – Radcliffe shop is shut until further notice. All shops no longer trading on a Sunday until further notice.

Fundraising

All Hospice and community events planned up until the end of May are being postponed. Currently all events post May are planned to continue. Please talk directly to the fundraising team if you have any questions about events you are involved with or organising to raise money for the Hospice.

General donations: We are encouraging people with donations to continue dropping them off at the main Hospice reception area, providing they follow the Hospice checks prior to entering the building and then upon entry follow the sanitisation guidelines.

Hearts/cheque and charity of the year presentations: we are postponing both these activities.

Tubs and buckets distribution and collection: can continue as usual providing collectors follow Hospice sanitisation guidelines; that is to wear personal protective gloves; wipe the tubs and bucket handles and main area with antibacterial wipes upon collection and wash hands afterwards.

Lottery

Weekly lottery: We will continue to run the weekly lottery draw. We will endeavour to continue collecting cash and cheque payments via our normal process. However, in the event that our lottery collectors are not able to collect cash or cheque payments, monies will be collected from relevant agents as soon as we are able to do so.

Summer raffle: is unaffected and the next draw is still planned to take place in July, with raffle tickets being distributed in May.

Lottery canvassers (our door to door lottery promoters) are unaffected providing the lottery collectors follow government sanitisation and socialisation guidelines, business can continue as usual.

Shops: Although it is our intention to keep all the shops open for as long as is possible we are reviewing this on a daily basis. Any temporary shop closures and/or changes to the shops opening hours will be communicated on social media, on our website and in our shop windows.

Radcliffe shop is shut until further notice. All shops no longer trading on a Sunday until further notice.

Warehouse: collections and deliveries. Deliveries and collections continue as usual providing drivers follow recommended government guidelines. All initial calls are screened prior to collection.

Ebay: will carry on as usual.

Last updated: 19/03/2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Services Update

Read the latest Services Update from Bury Hospice

 

Thursday 19th March 2020

 

As you all know we are operating in difficult times and in light of the Coronavirus pandemic we are required to make a number of changes to ensure the smooth running of Bury Hospice.

I want to reassure you that the Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees are following NHS & National Government guidelines and closely monitoring the situation on a daily basis. This supports and underpins our decision making and contingency planning.

Our approach to the situation is calm and informed by facts and clearly the most important precaution against the spread of this disease is implementing sensible hygiene and socialisation advice.

Hospice Visitors: We are limiting visits to the Hospice and appeal to people who are visiting our patients to be mindful of their own health and if they have been in contact with anyone with Coronavirus not to visit.

Volunteers: Any meetings/ training sessions or regular meet-ups scheduled to take place up until Easter will be cancelled to help prevent spread of the virus, and to protect the Hospice environment.

Since many of our volunteers fall into the vulnerable or “at risk” categories for susceptibility to the Coronavirus we reassure volunteers that their health and wellbeing is the most important thing and that if they do have any concerns or would rather not attend their shift then they should absolutely not feel guilty in taking the decision not to come in.

Volunteers based on the Inpatient Unit and in Day Services are being asked not to attend shifts for the foreseeable future, however Hospice based volunteering on the operational side of things is to continue as normal unless there are any further developments.

Clinical services

IPU Visitors: Visitors are restricted to immediate family members, must use the IPU reception entrance and follow the advice and recommendations once within the Hospice.

The Hospice canteen and IPU patient dining room is now closed to visitors.

Meetings: We are pausing our regular meet up groups such as, Sunflower and Bereavement groups, as well as Day Services until the end of May.

Walk and talk group: Due to the latest government coronavirus guidelines, in particular around the Social Distancing guidelines for those ages 70+ or who have specific long-term health conditions, and advice we have received this morning from Public Health, there will be no more led health walks until further notice.

Last updated: 19/03/2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 News Update

Read the latest statement from Bury Hospice

Chief Executive statement 

Thursday 19th March 2020

I wanted to update you on how we are responding to the challenges of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how we’re ensuring we continue to provide the invaluable service our community requires. Following government and NHS advice we are required to make a number of changes to ensure the smooth running of Bury Hospice. We are closely monitoring the situation on a daily basis and this is informing our decision making and contingency planning.

Our key priority remains to make sure that we can continue to care for people in Bury who need us most, both within the hospice and within the community.

We’ve already taken a range of steps to maintain our service across Bury which include limiting visits to the Hospice and appealing to people who are visiting our patients to be mindful of their own health and to follow NHS/Government guidelines below.

gov.uk – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We have had to cancel some of our groups such as bereavement groups and Day Services, however we are still in touch with people via telephone or email, and urging people to get in touch with us if they have any concerns during this time.

Since many of our volunteers fall into the vulnerable or “at risk” categories for susceptibility to the Coronavirus we continue to reassure volunteers that their health and wellbeing is the most important thing and that if they do have any concerns or would rather not come in to the hospice then they should absolutely not feel guilty in taking that decision.

Given the recent advice regarding social distancing, Bury Hospice has decided to postpone planned community fundraising events until the end of May. Over the next few days, we will be contacting all of our fundraisers and sponsors and will keep them up to date with all relevant information.

We trust that our supporters will understand our position and will continue to support Bury Hospice during this challenging time. You can still do this by playing our lottery, buying tickets for our forthcoming raffle and visiting our shops; also by becoming a regular giver by pledging a monthly donation to us.

I have been amazed by the passion and loyalty of our supporters, staff and volunteers during this unprecedented time.

Thank you.

Eloise Burke

Chief Executive, Bury Hospice

Last updated: 19/03/2020

  • Services Update

Read the latest Services Update from Bury Hospice

Thursday 19th March 2020

 

As you all know we are operating in difficult times and in light of the Coronavirus pandemic we are required to make a number of changes to ensure the smooth running of Bury Hospice.

I want to reassure you that the Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees are following NHS & National Government guidelines and closely monitoring the situation on a daily basis. This supports and underpins our decision making and contingency planning.

Our approach to the situation is calm and informed by facts and clearly the most important precaution against the spread of this disease is implementing sensible hygiene and socialisation advice.

Hospice Visitors: We are limiting visits to the Hospice and appeal to people who are visiting our patients to be mindful of their own health and if they have been in contact with anyone with Coronavirus not to visit.

Volunteers: Any meetings/ training sessions or regular meet-ups scheduled to take place up until Easter will be cancelled to help prevent spread of the virus, and to protect the Hospice environment.

Since many of our volunteers fall into the vulnerable or “at risk” categories for susceptibility to the Coronavirus we reassure volunteers that their health and wellbeing is the most important thing and that if they do have any concerns or would rather not attend their shift then they should absolutely not feel guilty in taking the decision not to come in.

Volunteers based on the Inpatient Unit and in Day Services are being asked not to attend shifts for the foreseeable future, however Hospice based volunteering on the operational side of things is to continue as normal unless there are any further developments.

Clinical services

IPU Visitors: Visitors are restricted to immediate family members, must use the IPU reception entrance and follow the advice and recommendations once within the Hospice.

The Hospice canteen and IPU patient dining room is now closed to visitors.

Meetings: We are pausing our regular meet up groups such as, Sunflower and Bereavement groups, as well as Day Services until the end of May.

Walk and talk group: Due to the latest government coronavirus guidelines, in particular around the Social Distancing guidelines for those ages 70+ or who have specific long-term health conditions, and advice we have received this morning from Public Health, there will be no more led health walks until further notice.

Last updated: 19/03/2020

  • Fundraising and Retail update

Read the latest Fundraising and Retail update from Bury Hospice

Thursday 19th March

PLEASE NOTE – Radcliffe shop is shut until further notice. All shops no longer trading on a Sunday until further notice.

Fundraising

All Hospice and community events planned up until the end of May are being postponed. Currently all events post May are planned to continue. Please talk directly to the fundraising team if you have any questions about events you are involved with or organising to raise money for the Hospice.

General donations: We are encouraging people with donations to continue dropping them off at the main Hospice reception area, providing they follow the Hospice checks prior to entering the building and then upon entry follow the sanitisation guidelines.

Hearts/cheque and charity of the year presentations: we are postponing both these activities.

Tubs and buckets distribution and collection: can continue as usual providing collectors follow Hospice sanitisation guidelines; that is to wear personal protective gloves; wipe the tubs and bucket handles and main area with antibacterial wipes upon collection and wash hands afterwards.

Lottery

Weekly lottery: We will continue to run the weekly lottery draw. We will endeavour to continue collecting cash and cheque payments via our normal process. However, in the event that our lottery collectors are not able to collect cash or cheque payments, monies will be collected from relevant agents as soon as we are able to do so.

Summer raffle: is unaffected and the next draw is still planned to take place in July, with raffle tickets being distributed in May.

Lottery canvassers (our door to door lottery promoters) are unaffected providing the lottery collectors follow government sanitisation and socialisation guidelines, business can continue as usual.

Shops:

Please do not leave donations outside the warehouse whilst it is shut.

Whilst shutting our shops will affect our income generation, we have taken this decision as the safety of our community, volunteers and staff is of paramount importance. We thank you for your ongoing support during these difficult times.

Saturday 21st March 2020

Shops: Although it is our intention to keep all the shops open for as long as is possible we are reviewing this on a daily basis. Any temporary shop closures and/or changes to the shops opening hours will be communicated on social media, on our website and in our shop windows.

Radcliffe shop is shut until further notice. All shops no longer trading on a Sunday until further notice.

Warehouse: collections and deliveries. Deliveries and collections continue as usual providing drivers follow recommended government guidelines. All initial calls are screened prior to collection.

Ebay: will carry on as usual.

Last updated: 19/03/2020

Corporate Challenge 2020

This is a chance for your business  or organisation of any size to take part in The Bury Hospice Corporate Challenge 2020.

An amazing opportunity for teambuilding, publicity , improving fitness, raising vital funds for your local hospice and having fun.

The challenge runs from  Monday 4th May 2020 until the 30th October 2020 , see how you can make £50 grow in 6 months.

Do your own fundraising, use our A-Z guide of ideas or take part in the hospice events… the choice is yours.

With a leaderboard being published monthly and a wonderful awards event at the end of November to recognise the stars of the challenge.

The deadline for all registrations is Friday 3rd April,  don’t hesitate sign up today…what are you waiting for?

Click this link for our  Registration Form or contact Sara Thomas  in Fundraising Tel:  0161 797 1748 or email sarathomas@buryhospice.org.uk 

Pamper Day | March 2020

 

 

Come and enjoy a fantastic pamper day at Bury Hospice, with everything on offer from massage, manicures, pedicures and beauty treatments.

Tickets are £15 and includes one treatment; plus there is the option to purchase further treatments on the day for £10 each.

Our cafeteria will also be open and there will be other fundraising activities to participate in.

We only have limited spaces, so please do consider marking Mother’s Day 2020 through the perfect gift of a ticket.

The date is Sunday 8th of March and why not call today on: 0161 797 1748 or email fundraising@buryhospice.org.uk for tickets.

Thank you to all of our local businesses and suppliers for supporting our 2020 Pamper Day.

Golf Day 2020 | Sponsored by NFU Mutual

 

Calling all golfers

This is your chance to compete in Bury Hospice’s annual golf tournament, open to anyone who can grab a team of four to participate in what is always a fabulous golfing experience hosted by the wonderful Bury Golf Club.

This year’s golf day will take place on Thursday 7th of May 2020 and the registration fee for each team of 4 is £250, which includes full playing fees and a two course meal with wine.

Once more Bury Hospice is thrilled NFU Mutual are continuing their association with the event as our tournament sponsors.

This is a significant event for Bury hospice in our events calendar as last year our golf event raised the around £6,500 for the hospice.

You can register your team by below.