Buckinghamshire residents urged to support campaign to fund a nurse for a year

Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care is appealing to people in Buckinghamshire to help it ‘make the impossible possible’ by supporting an appeal to fund a nurse for a year.

The local charity aims to raise £70,000 over the next year which will be enough to fund a clinical nurse specialist at the hospice care charity.

Current clinical nurse specialist, Jenny from Aylesbury, is fronting the appeal and has shared an insight into her role to encourage local people to support it. She says:

“I’ve been a clinical nurse specialist with the charity for over a decade. Every day is different and my priority is to give every patient the time they need. We are there to support patients with both their medical and emotional needs. We also support the people around each patient, such as their family. Some visits see us dealing with more complex clinical needs. I’m part of a great team and can call on our palliative care consultants for advice as needed.

“In my time here I’ve seen first-hand the challenges faced by our local community, when in need of palliative or end of life care. That’s why I’m calling on the local community to support this appeal to help make hospice care accessible to all.”

A local family from Aston Clinton that has been supported by Jenny and her team is also backing the campaign. Graham’s wife, Carol, was cared for at home last year. He said:

“The Rennie Grove Peace nurses were so kind and professional. They came out to visit us at home and put a personalised care plan in place for Carol. They talked to us at length about what we wanted.

“The nurses would always be honest with me and would call back to answer any questions I had about medication dosages or Carol’s symptoms. They never let me down. They were always there.”

Graham’s son, Martin, added:

“Rennie Grove Peace made us able to do things for Mum that we thought would be impossible. The charity makes the impossible possible.”

To support the Rennie Grove Peace Fund a Nurse appeal, visit http://renniegrovepeace.org/fundanurse