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Service User Guide

Kate's Home Nursing

Our Services

We are entirely patient focused in all our work.

Our aim is to continually improve our service from already high standards.
We greatly welcome feedback to help us achieve this

What can we offer?

Our bank of experienced Registered Nurses provide expert ‘hospice at home’ care for people in the last stage of illness who wish to die at home. We seek to ensure the best possible pain relief and symptom control. We also provide much-needed respite for the patient’s family or carer.

What area do we cover?

We are a local charity, based in Stow on the Wold. Our patients are generally referred to us through the GP surgeries in Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Northleach, Burford and Winchcombe and we also work with sister charities in looking after patients in the Moreton area.

Who pays for this service?

All nursing care we provide is free of charge and paid for from our funds as a Registered Charity. During the last financial year we accepted over 90 patient referrals and provided over 850 individual nursing episodes, at a cost in the region of £290,000. We receive some support from official sources, but still have to raise about 75% of our funds ourselves and so depend on the generosity of the people who support us through donations, legacies or by attending our fundraising events.