THE Advertiser last month revealed that Beaumond House Community Hospice faced a very real threat to its future in the wake of a big fall in revenue. We make no apology for returning to its plight because the situation is that serious — it could close.
Beaumond House has helped thousands of people since it opened in 1987 and we want to help ensure it can provide the same care and compassion for many thousands more in the years ahead.
It is very much a hospice for the people — all the care provided there is free to patients and their families.
The hospice would not have opened, or become such a well-loved and valued service, without the backing of the local community and that level of support is again needed, more so than at any other time since its very early days.