The mission of the John Eastwood Hospice Trust is to support its NHS partners in the organisation and delivery of specialist palliative care services both in the John Eastwood Hospice and in the community by
- The recruitment, training and organisation of the team of volunteers to support and supplement the professional care staff in the Hospice and the community in order to enhance the environment and quality of life for patients and their families;
- The on-going provision of additional resources and higher level services not provided by the NHS.
- The development and improvement of the existing facilities for use of the patients at the Hospice.
In following the mission, the Hospice Trust will
- Raise such funds necessary for the on-going commitments and capital expenditures
- Maintain appropriate reserves in order to ensure that the on-going support provided is safeguarded for a reasonable period.
County Health Partnerships (NHS) is responsible for the following:
- The provision of specialist palliative care services
- Employment of all clinical staff and support services, housekeeping and catering staff
- Direct patient costs, including drugs and supplies
- Catering costs (the Hospice Trust contributes £14,000 annually to top up the catering budget)