At Highland Hospice we aim to support people, their families and carers, living with an advancing, life shortening illness in the Highlands to live the best possible life and to prepare for and experience the best possible death. By managing pain and other physical symptoms, we help make time for reflection, for gaining perspective and for achieving a measure of calm and tranquillity. Crucially, our team also offers advice with the emotional, social and spiritual issues that may arise and works with patients and loved ones at a time of transition to help them enjoy, value and commemorate life.
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.
Ness House, 1 Bishops Road
Raise donations for Highland Hospice at our top stores
- Pets at Home
- early learning centre
- John Lewis
- Marks and Spencer
- The Hut
- Dorothy Perkins
- New Look
- Karen Millen
- H Samuel
- Ernest Jones
- Tesco Groceries
- Hotel Chocolat
- Holland and Barrett
- The Body Shop
- Currys PC World
- BT Broadband
- Muscle Food
- Bulk Powders
- In The Style
- Pizza Hut