Do you know what it takes to run a hospice? This Hospice Care Week, we’re talking about “What it takes”. We’re giving you the key facts about what it takes to keep things ticking over day-to-day at Trinity, as well as a small reminder of why your help is so important.

It takes around 3,175 home visits and 29,435 phone calls by our community nursing team to care for the 2,080 patients we care for in our community every year. 

It takes 562 volunteers to help us at the hospice, in our shops and in patients’ homes. Volunteers give an average of 3 hours per week which is around 99,684 hours per year in total. 

It takes 8 nurses to look after the 28 patients upstairs and downstairs in the IPU at one time. These nurses help care for 396 inpatients throughout the year. 

It takes 32 shops and shop managers, 476 volunteers and 14 staff members at Retail HQ to reuse 1.5 million items of clothing and raise £5.6 million to support our vital care.

It takes a team of 16 fundraisers to raise £5.2million for the hospice. We only receive 25% of our funding from the NHS and rely on your generosity and the hard work of our fundraising and retail teams to help make up the rest.

It takes £15 million pounds to run Trinity annually. This pays for bereavement counselling, equipment on the IPU, fuel so our nurses can visit you at home, and so much more.

Now you know what it takes, you can help us run Trinity too. Check out opportunities to volunteer, donate or even work for us.

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Read more in our Annual Review