Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service
As principal sponsors of this year’s TenFoot Swim, we at FBM Holidays feel it is important to shine the light on the charities which will benefit from the event itself. the TenFoot Swim, whilst being dubbed by some who took part in the inaugural event in 2017 as the ‘toughest sea swim in Wales” is designed to be a fun but challenging experience for those taking part, the event has a deeper purpose for its existence and that is to raise as much money as it can for charity. This year, 3 charities have been chosen as beneficiaries for the funds raised from the July event.
In this blog post, we focus on the marvellous and invaluable contributions made by the Pembrokeshire-based charity, Paul Sartori.
The Paul Sartori Hospice was established in memory of Father Paul Sartori, a much loved local priest, who recognised a need for hospice care, but unfortunately died of cancer at the age of 39. The Foundation was set up in his memory and provides care to people with any or no faith, and not just that of the Catholic faith. The hospice’s ‘At Home Service’ provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.
The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service enable people in the later stages of any life-limiting illness to be cared for and to die at home with dignity, independence, pain-free and surrounded by those they hold most dear if that is their wish.
Services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to the kind generosity of the Pembrokeshire Community.
Further information on the charity and its services can be obtained by visiting their website www.paulsartori.org, or by phoning 01437 763223.
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service is also particularly keen to dispel the belief that it is a ‘cancer charity’ as this deters people with other life-limiting conditions from contacting the Paul Sartori Foundation. 32% of current beneficiaries have a non-cancer diagnosis but are still in need of help and support. The charity operates an open referral system with around 15% of referrals from patients, family and friends. The biggest referral group is District Nurses, followed by Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists and hospital staff
The charity was registered in 1982 and celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2017-2018.