St Luke’s Hospice Frontline Crisis Appeal
St Luke’s Hospice is a renowned local institution which has been serving the residents of Brent and Harrow – particularly hundreds of British Indian families – for the last 30 years for palliative and end of life care. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Hospice is continuing its duty of care, but it has also stretched out its dedicated team of doctors, nurses and healthcare staff to serve in the frontline to help with the Coronavirus relief effort too.
This has understandably added a considerable amount of pressure on St Luke’s existing resources. Due to the outbreak, all the Hospice’s charity shops have been ordered to close and all fundraising events have been postponed until further notice. The immediate adverse financial impact of this could be approximately £1 million per quarter. Whilst the Conservative Government’s support for hospices has been welcome, St Luke’s Hospice remains anxious about the long-term impact of the pandemic.
Given the unprecedented need for care at this critical time, I call upon the help of community groups and individuals to support our local Hospice to continue serving those in need. With your generous support, we hope that the Hospice can help reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and help to relieve the pressure on our local NHS.
St Luke’s has launched an emergency appeal hoping to raise £100,000, which can help provide PPE for all frontline staff, support patients Covid-19 patients who have been discharged from hospital and allow doctors to carry out treatments at home.
Donations can be made easily online via our website www.stlukes-hospice.org/crisis. I thank you all readers in advance for their efforts in supporting this great institution continue at this crucial time.