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Patient Comfort Appeal

We need your support to buy urgently needed beds to help our patients be rested and pain free. Please can you help?

My name is Mandy Burns, I’m part of the nursing team on the Inpatient Unit at Teesside Hospice where we care for local people. Our job is to make sure every patient receives compassionate, dedicated care that is individual to them, often during the final weeks or days of their lives. I am asking you today, on behalf of the whole team, for your help in solving an important problem.

Our specialist Inpatient Unit, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, has 10 beds. This is where we care for the most seriously ill of our patients who are just too poorly to be at home. Our medical team are exceptional – my colleagues are among the most experienced and highly trained in the North East and our care is the very best there is, but we do have a problem.

The Inpatient Unit beds are now 10 years old.

  • Most of our patients have very little mobility and spend the majority of their time in bed
  • Turning to find a comfortable position can be virtually impossible
  • Skin lacerations and breathing issues often become a problem

We do all we can to prevent this but having the right equipment is so important. 

We urgently need to upgrade to newer, more advanced beds that are now available to help us ensure we do everything we can to improve our patients’ comfort whilst they are staying with us.

It’s so important that we can continue to keep our patients as comfortable as possible but there is a huge cost for us to cover and that is why we are asking for your help. Each new and advanced bed costs £4,900 which means that we need to raise a total of £49,000 for the 10 beds that we desperately need. 

Please click here for more information about the benefits of these new advanced beds.

With your support, we can ensure the people of Teesside, who need our care, can have as comfortable a stay as possible.

Thank you so much.


Nurse Practitioner - IPU

How to donate

By Phone

You can call 01642 811143 to make your donation and we can answer any questions you may have.


Click 'Give a Gift' to make a voluntary donation towards our Patient Comfort Appeal

*If we are lucky enough to raise more than the Patient Comfort appeal target, all additional funds will be used in accordance with the aims of the charity, as set out in its governing document. Namely to provide relief of sickness and suffering.

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  • We urgently need to upgrade our beds
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