We are pleased to announce that we have recently extended our Myton at Home service in Warwick and Leamington thanks to a generous donation from The Charity of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler.
The expansion will include night sits so that we are able to provide care and support throughout the night for patients and families in the Warwick and Leamington area.
The Charity of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler have committed to funding one of two nursing assistants for the next three years. The specialist nursing assistants will be on hand to provide any care that is needed throughout the night so that carers can get some rest knowing that their loved one is being looked after.
We also received a grant from Royal Leamington Spa Community Grant Fund towards some of the equipment required to expand the Myton at Home service.
We first introduced our Myton at Home service in Rugby in 2011. In October 2013, we extended this service to Warwick and Leamington but up until recently we were only able to provide care and support between 8am and 4pm. By extending our Myton at Home service in Warwick and Leamington, we will now be able to deliver care throughout the night in patients’ homes and help patients and families feel more supported at the end of life.
The running costs of Myton at Home in Warwick and Leamington are provided completely free of charge, funded solely by charitable donations. We therefore rely heavily on donations from organisations such as The Charity of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler and Royal Leamington Spa Community Grant Fund to continue running our Myton at Home service.
Dr Ann Thurley, a trustee of The Charity of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler, said: “The charity has always known that Myton Hospice has delivered the very best palliative care for life threatening and terminal illnesses and therefore we are delighted to be of help and support by funding a night carer and providing not only care for the patient but support for their families and loved ones in their own homes.“
Ruth Freeman, Chief Executive Officer at The Myton Hospices, said: “The Charity of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler and Royal Leamington Spa Community Grant Fund’s generous donations demonstrate their commitment to Myton and the work we do. At Myton, we are dedicated to meeting our patients’ needs so we are delighted to be extending our services so that more patients and their loved ones can receive care and support throughout the night in the comfort of their own home. We believe it is extremely important to give patients more choice about where they spend their final days and this type of funding helps us make huge strides in making this happen – we are extremely grateful for the support.”