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Dixons Carphone supporting ‘Hospic at home’

14. 06. 2017 - Kristina Sabakova
Hospice at home is one part of the Hospice belonging to the St. Elisabeth Hospital in Brno and it is the only institution of it’s kind in Brno area. Directly in hospital they have 30 beds for terminally ill patients, but they are also offering the service for families who want to spend the last days with their dying relatives at home. In average, they are taking care of each patient for the last month of his/her life. The whole team consists of specialised palliative doctors, nurses, but also a psychologist, social workers and clerics. This team is available 24/7 for the families in need. They work contains help to the dying person especially in relieving the pain, but also to the family as such – they prepare them for every next stage, so they know what they can expect. Hospice at home team learns them how to take care of a patient at home, but they also help them to accept the situation and ease the difficulty of taking care of their relative, which is always very intense psychically, but also physically, financially and time-wise.

This type of medical care is paid from health insurance just partially, the rest needs to be covered by donors. Therefore, our contribution of 14.608czk will help the team to cover their costs.

If you would like to help the team more, there are many possibilities how:

    Send financial gift

    Have a look on their web page (http://www.hospicbrno.cz/e-shop), where you can find what equipment do they need at the moment and either contribute for its buying or bring it directly

    Voluntary individuals: it is possible to help directly in hospice at St. Elisabeth Hospital – reading to the patients, helping them with programme or offer your skills for its running

    Voluntary teams: hospice has a huge garden, so all the teams will be welcome to help taking care of it all year round

Before you would start working as a volunteer, you would have a training (both theoretical and practical), so you don’t need to worry, that you don’t know how to deal with terminally ill patients. The most important thing is to have a will to help!

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