Did you know...
• In a typical 12-month period we see 150 – 170 admissions for Inpatient Care with 12%-15% of these being for illnesses other than cancer, including Motor Neurone Disease, respiratory illnesses, and advanced cardiac failure.
• Patients stay for an average of 16 – 17 days and between 35% – 45% are discharged home or to an alternative care location.
• Day Therapy typically supports 55 – 70 individuals every year.
• We provide nearly 400 bereavement counselling sessions per year.
• Our specialist staff provide advice and support benefitting a total of 400 – 500 patients across the Highlands and twice as many family members.
What makes Highland Hospice different
We offer the following services:
• Inpatient Care in a 10-bed unit.
• Day Therapy in Inverness and at Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness.
• Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Aromatherapy for our inpatients and day patients.
• Patient, Family and Carer Support across the Highlands from our Social Worker, Chaplain, and Bereavement Counsellors.
• A volunteer befriending and support service for people living at home with their illness in and around parts of the Highlands.
• Education and mentoring for healthcare professionals in the community, care homes and local hospitals.
• A virtual hospice offering information resources and an ability to communicate directly with Hospice staff.
Other ways to support
We raise this money from our fundraising and retail activities which include a wide range of events for all ages; supporting community members and companies to fundraise on our behalf; encouraging small donations and legacies from individuals; sourcing grant funding from trusts and operating 12 charity shops across the region. Your contribution of time or money - as a volunteer in the Hospice or one of our shops; organising a fundraising event; making a cash donation; offering goods to sell in our shops; or shopping with us - can make a meaningful difference to people when they need it most.