Scout assisted pro bono with production assistance, narrative concept and scriptwriting for a documentary to mark the 40th anniversary of St Luke’s Combined Hospices. By caring for the dying, the dedicated caregivers of St Luke’s Combined Hospices bring life and loving care to over 800 patients a day. The NPO’s unique and holistic approach has made it a national leader in palliative care.
Today, it’s not just a single hospice operating out of Plessis House in Kenilworth, but a system of 8 connected community and day hospices and home-based care services gathered under the umbrella of the St Luke’s Combined Hospices. It also includes a Life Rights retirement village, known as Norfolk Place, which was built at Plessis House as a means of self-sustainable income so that St Luke’s Combined Hospices can carry on with palliative care services.
The organisation is run by a committed team of doctors, medical professionals, nurses, counsellors, bereavement and spiritual advisors, administrators, fundraisers, charity shop managers, professional support service providers in the fields of Social Work, Finance, People Management, Operations, Information Technology and Fleet Management as well as trained volunteers. Without the very dedicated volunteers, providing their services across all aspects of care and support, St Luke’s Combined Hospices would not be in a position to provide such truly dedicated care.
Today, approximately 200 people are employed by St Luke’s Combined Hospices, supported by a number of Locums. The organization is fueled by dedication, innovation, energy and generosity. St Luke’s Combined Hospices could not function without fundraising and donations and without its system of volunteers. It is a community, caring for the community, within the community.
It is vital that St Luke’s Combined Hospices continues its mission to help the terminally ill achieve the best quality of life possible under the circumstances. To continue to do this for the next 40 years and beyond, the organisation needs your help, as while there may be a limit to cure, there is no limit to care!