£246,000 has been awarded to Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity for two initiatives including the expansion of a roaming nurse service.
The money will allow Treetops Hospice, which runs the service, to create two new roaming staff nurse posts to provide on-call overnight support to palliative care patients in their own homes.
Tim Diggle, Charity Operations Director at Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity, said: “Cancer patients, and patients with other life-limiting illnesses, in need of palliative care have been more isolated than ever because of the successive lockdowns across the nation.
“The roaming nurse service, run by Treetops Hospice, is providing both practical palliative care, and the emotional support that comes from reaching out to people at home, often cut off from their friends and family.”
The £246,000 for Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity will also fund an arts recovery programme for staff and patients struggling with mental health.