Trinity Hospice and Brian House provide specialist palliative care for adults and children who have life threatening or life limiting illnesses in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.
Trinity Hospice is more than just a building: it offers a wide range of services across the whole of the Fylde Coast which ensure that everyone has access to good end of life care, in the place they choose.
Trinity doctors and nurses work at the hospital, in the community and in patients’ homes through the night and of course at the hospice on Low Moor Road in Bispham. Incredibly, the hospice touches the lives of 8,000 local people every year. Far from being an organisation that focuses on death, the hospice ensures that life is celebrated and lived well until the very end.
Demand for its special brand of care keeps on growing, and so its services must continually evolve to meet changing expectations. The hospice operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year and is officially rated ‘Outstanding’ for the care it provides in its lovely, modern facilities.
But two thirds of Trinity patients never set foot in the actual hospice building: Trinity’s nursing teams work across the community, day and night, covering every corner of the Fylde Coast. For many people, their final and greatest wish is to spend their last months and weeks in their own home and Trinity helps to make that happen; giving families confidence to cope and taking pressure off local hospital services.
Hospice care is for the whole family. Trinity Hospice and Brian Houses specialist counselling services, Day Therapy and Hospice Neighbours schemes provide support, advice and therapies, not just for patients but also for those closest to them. The hospice even links with 90 local schools to provide help to youngsters affected by grief and loss.
Trinity Hospice and Brian House
Brian House Children’s Hospice is Trinity’s specialist centre for local children with life-limiting conditions.
It’s a hub of happiness, providing respite care 24 hours a day for the most fragile children in our community. It makes the most of every day and creates happy memories for families who know that some lives can be much too short.
Trinity Hospice exists because of you…
Trinity is the only hospice for the Fylde Coast, and only exists thanks to the generosity of its supporters and the team of 800 volunteers. They take on roles as diverse as gardening, driving, event marshalling and reception duties.
It costs more than £7 million a year to provide all Trinity’s services and only a third of the money it needs comes from the government.
With demand increasing year on year for both adult and children’s services, there is unrelenting pressure to fundraise to keep Trinity’s doors open.
Despite that, no one is ever charged for its care.
For more information see www.trinityhospice.co.uk
How Can you Help Trinity Hospice and Brian House?
There are Friends Groups across the Fylde Coast who support the Hospice through fundraising and events throughout the year.
You will have seen the Trinity Hospice Shops on our local high streets. Here you can purchase all kinds of goods to support the Hospice, plus of course you can donate your unwanted things and see them go to good use again. If you’re looking for something to do, you might like to spend a couple of hours a week volunteering in one of the shops.
There’s the Trinity weekly lottery, where you can have a flutter for a good cause!
Go to their website for much more information about the services on offer and how you can support them.
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