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The Aegon International is a charity partner of St Wilfrid’s Hospice, which aim is to improve the quality of life of patients who are faced with life-threatening illness. It offers a Hospice at Home service, through which qualified nurses and support workers care for patients in their homes.

Examples of the care and support provided in patients’ homes and nursing homes include:
• Hands-on nursing care for families with a member with palliative care needs
• Bereavement support for families with children and teenagers, helping them to cope with the loss of a loved one
• Carer support and respite care to take the pressure off the family

Highlights

The Hospice at Home service supported 545 local people in 2012 in their own homes, and has recently extended its working into the evenings and night, to be available when patients need care the most. St Wilfrid’s is currently developing a new hospice building – a modern, purpose-built facility in Eastbourne – which will double its current inpatient capacity to 20 private bedrooms.

At the end of 2012, it was announced that in 2013, the Aegon International will receive a €10,000 grant from ATP ACES For Charity.

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