Stratford Town Trust has awarded The Myton Hospices with a £35,000 grant to help towards the care of Stratford Town residents.
This isn’t the first grant Stratford Town Trust has given to Myton, as our relationship dates back to 2010. Over £225,000 has been donated during this time.
On average, we care for 130-150 Stratford Town residents as inpatients each year between our Warwick and Coventry Hospices.
In addition, Stratford residents also benefit from other services we provide, such as our Lymphoedema services, and we help patients in Stratford Town at their homes when they are unable to attend their sessions at our Warwick Myton Hospice.
The £35,000 will help to cover the cost of care for Stratford Town residents, including access to our Inpatient Units and expert palliative care for symptom control to enable them to live well for as long as possible.
For those who have reached the very end of their lives, this grant will allow us to make them comfortable and enable them to have a 'good death' with dignity and their loved ones supported.
With rising costs this year, we expect an inpatient bed in our hospices to cost £580 per day, including 24 hour medical and nursing care, physiotherapy, occupational and complementary therapy, housekeeping and hospitality. Based on this, a grant of £35,000 could cover 60 days of care for Stratford residents.
Ruth Freeman, CEO of The Myton Hospices, said:
I recently attended a Trustee meeting where I discussed the vital work we do here at Myton and what our future looks like.
We are so grateful to Stratford Town Trust for their continued support over the last 13 years.
We cannot provide our services free of charge to our patients without the generous grants from organisations like Stratford Town Trust, especially during times like these.
We have to raise £9.1 million each year to continue what we do, and this would not be possible without this support.
We’d like to say thank you to Stratford Town Trust on behalf of everyone at The Myton Hospices!