The Myton Hospices has recently extended its 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 the hospice is 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.
Myton first introduced their Myton at Home service in Rugby in 2011. In October 2013, the charity extended this service to Warwick and Leamington but up until recently was only able to provide care and support between 8am and 4pm. By extending their Myton at Home service in Warwick and Leamington, Myton 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. Myton therefore relies heavily on donations from organisations such as The Charity of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler to continue running its Myton at Home service.
Dr Ann Thurley, a trustee of the charity, 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’s generous donation demonstrates 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.”
Nursing staff for the new Myton at Home service – (left to right) nursing assistant Carrie Hankins, sister Helen Siddaway and nursing assistant Karen McCarron; with Thomas Oken charity trustees (left to right) Clive Mason, Terry Brown, Warwick mayor Coun Christine Cross, clerk and receiver Christopher Houghton, Dr Ann Thurley and Myton Hospices fundraiser Caroline Green.