Keech Hospice Care

The Connolly Foundation has given a substantial donations towards the development of the charity’s adult in-patient unit facility (pictured top right) which has already benefited hundreds of adult patients and their families and most recently donated £225,000 to help redevelop parking facilities at the hospice in Luton (pictured bottom right).

Keech Hospice Care has been caring for adults with life-limiting conditions in Luton and South Bedfordshire since 1991.

The facility offers eight private en-suite bedrooms with garden views as well as a family accommodation area, which includes an ensuite bedroom and private lounge.

Many patients diagnosed with a palliative or life-limiting condition have shared that ‘pain is what scares me the most’.

A short stay in the adult in-patient unit, with care and support from the charity’s specialist multi-disciplinary team, including pain and symptom management, can make a huge difference to how a patient feels.

Some patients choose the hospice as their preferred place of care at the end of their life, and the charity does everything it can to ensure a bed is available at this time if the patient and their family choose it.

Keech Hospice Care is a leading hospice in the UK. It is the adult hospice for Luton and South Bedfordshire, and the children’s hospice for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes.

In 2016, the charity’s 25th anniversary year, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the hospice and who met with patients, families, staff and volunteers.

The Bedfordshire-based hospice offers a holistic approach to care and a wide range of services including clinical care, supportive therapies, social work and bereavement support, all provided free of charge to patients and their families. The charity relies on support from the local community to continue providing these wide-ranging services, caring for seriously ill adults and children.