Latest updates from St Catherine's
As your local hospice, we’re proud to help people in our community through the most difficult of times. Now, more than ever, we must look after each other and ourselves.
We want to share some key changes we’ve made and reassure you that we continue to support people in our community.
Our expert nurses, therapists and doctors are still providing care in the hospice and in people’s homes, and our nursing and bereavement teams continue to offer advice and reassurance to people via our phonelines.
We continue to provide care and support to people on our wards as usual, and if you want to visit someone you’re still very welcome to do so.
As I’m sure you’ll understand, we have put some extra precautions in place to help keep you, and everyone else at the hospice, as safe as we can. We appreciate your help with these.
Please note, our onsite coffee shop is now closed, but we will still provide food and beverages to patients and their visitors from our main hospice kitchen. Any of our team will be happy to help you with this.
We will screen all patients prior to admission and before home visits. To keep everyone as safe as possible during this time, we have made the following changes to our services:
We have a range of online and virtual resources for you to access:
All our shops are currently closed and cannot accept donations. We hope to reopen as soon as possible following the current lockdown.
You can still find bargains and designer items at our eBay Shop here.
Last year we paused the build of our new hospice as we focused our energies on delivering expert care during the coronavirus pandemic. Given everything that has happened in that time, we have reviewed our plans to make sure they’re still in the best interests of our charity and our community. After careful consideration, we have concluded that building a new hospice at Pease Pottage remains the right thing to do.
Over the past year we’ve learned a lot about what our community needs, both now and for the future. We’re now taking some time to review our Pease Pottage design plans in light of these learnings. Once we’ve reviewed our designs and have agreed a timeline for the building work we will of course update you.
Thank you for your continued support. We hope to be able to provide an update on progress soon.
As a local charity we rely on the support of our community to be able to provide our expert care and support. It’s only by working together that we can look after local terminally ill people when it’s needed most. In these uncertain times providing our care has never been more important.
We continue to monitor the ongoing changes around coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to provide relevant updates. Please follow us on social media for the latest information.
Facebook – St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley
Twitter – @StCHospice
Instagram – @stcatherinescrawley
I’d like to thank all colleagues and volunteers who continue to provide outstanding care and support, on the frontline and behind the scenes during this time.
I also want to thank everyone in our community who donates or raises funds so we can care for local people facing death and loss. If you’re able, you can support us by calling 01293 447361 or donating online here.