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In support of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

Manorlands Hospice is situated in the village of Oxenhope. Established over 40 years ago, we provide incredible palliative care and complementary therapy services to support people with life-limiting conditions which can involve complex physical or psychological problems. We provide specialist medical care to ease pain and discomfort, but also offer people and their families emotional support during what can be an extremely difficult time.  Most people who come to a hospice for care and support are affected by cancer, but not always. Manorlands Hospice also assists people with non-cancer conditions such as renal failure, heart disease or neurological conditions. We offer this support to people living in Craven, Airedale, and Wharfedale as well as central, northern and western areas of Bradford.

Most people believe that someone who is cared for in a hospice is going to die there, but this is not a true picture of what hospice care is about. For instance 60% of people cared for at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice return home. People can access the hospice care services just for a few days or for a number of years. This depends on their personal circumstances: some people might come to the hospice for pain control or for an assessment that might result in changes to their medication.

As well as offering 16 in-patient beds and a day hospice service, Manorlands provides outpatient clinics in GP surgeries, a 24-hour advice service for healthcare professionals, tele-consultation enabling people to speak face-to-face with a doctor or nurse through their TV, family and bereavement support and care in people’s own homes out in the community. Last year our community nurse specialists provided over 2795 home visits; almost 200 people attended our day therapy unit and our bereavement team received more than 1380 telephone calls.

All care services at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice are free of charge. However it costs £2.9m to run the hospice each year and only part of these costs are covered by statutory funds. We are committed to giving people the care they want and need, and every year the hospice needs to raise over £1.6 million in voluntary donations to continue to provide its specialist care services. None of this would be possible without your kind support.

For more information about the hospice, and ways you can get involved please contact:

Telephone: 01535 640430

Email: manorlands.fundraising@sueryder.org
Website: www.sueryder.org