A generous donation from a historic trust will enable more Princess Alice Hospice patients to be treated in a modern, efficient way.

The grant of £8,360 from the Hospital Saturday Fund will fund eight syringe-drivers for patients in the Hospice itself and others receiving palliative end-of-life care at home.

Historic trust funds modern medical solution for Hospice
John Greenwood, left hands the Hospital Saturday Fund donation to Keetje Gull.

Chairman of the Hospital Saturday Fund Trustees, John Greenwood, handed over the donation when he visited the Esher-based Hospice this week.

The fund, established in 1873 during the Victorian era of workhouses and poor public health, distributes the profits from a trading company – HSF Healthplan – four times a year to medical charities.

Mr Greenwood, who lives in West Molesey said:

“The best part of my role is visiting places such as Princess Alice Hospice and being able to contribute to the continuing outstanding care provided to so many people”.

Accepting the grant on behalf of the Hospice, In-Patient Unit manager Keetje Gull said:

“This generous gift will go straight towards purchasing syringe-drivers, which enable patients to receive controlled doses of their medication in a comfortable way. They’re small, portable and versatile – just perfect for many patients’ benefit.”

Rachel Fryatt, Trusts and Foundations Manager, who worked on the application for the grant said:

“We’re extremely grateful to Mr Greenwood and the other trustees for looking favourably on our application.”