Hospice care transforms lives – it can be there for families through life, through death, through grief and beyond 4519 GTHC WeComp aim toTherapys bcs_Mar2015 04/03/2015 08:50 Page 1 keep people out of hospital and in their own homes – because that’s where patients want to be Please let us k D Complementary Therapy Appointment Card Patron: H.R.H. The Prince Of Wales ANNUAL REPORT 2015/2016 George ThomasGeorge Hospice Care, Whitchurch Hospital Grounds, Thomas Memorial Trust Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 7BF Tel: 029 2052 4150 Fax: 029 2052 4159 Cardiff’s Local Hospice - Caring for Patients and Families Since 1984 www.gthc.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1023311 Email: joanne.dicks@gthc.org.uk George Thomas Hospice Care is an independent charity and we rely on donations and gifts in wills to help us to continue to offer compassionate care for patients and their loved ones. 4519 GTHC Comp Therapys bcs_Mar2015 04/03/2015 08:50 Page 1 There are many ways you can support our work: • Make a direct donation to the hospice easily and securely through our website www.gthc.org.uk or by sending a cheque payable to ‘George Thomas Hospice Care’ to the address below • Come to one of our many fundraising events – we think we offer something for everyone! Details on our website at www.gthc.org.uk • Include a gift to George Thomas Hospice Care in your will. After you have provided for your family and friends, perhaps you would consider a gift in your will for George Thomas Hospice Care. It’s easy and gifts to a charity are exempt from Inheritance Tax. If you already have a will and wish to add a gift to your local hospice, your solicitor can advise you on the best way to do this. Appointments Please let us know if you are unable to keep your appointment Date Complementary Therapy Appointment Card Patron: TyH.R.H. George The Thomas Prince Of Wales Whitchurch Hospital Grounds Or if you’d like to know more about remembering Park Road, Whitchurch us in your will, please contact Rachal Minchinton George Thomas Hospice Care, Whitchurch Hospital CARDIFF Grounds, rachal.minchinton@gthc.org.uk or telephone Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 7BF CF14 7BF 02920 524150. www.gthc.org.uk Tel: 029 2052 4150 Fax: 029 2052 4159 Tel: 02920 524150 Email: joanne.dicks@gthc.org.uk support@gthc.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1023311 www.gthc.org.uk Registered charity no. 1023311 A company limited by guarantee No. 02651828 For Patients, For Families Time One in 3 of us will be touched by hospice care at some point in our lives’
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Our year in numbers 672 694 new patients referred to our service spent caring for our patients and their families and carers home visits by physiotherapists 1,380 visits to patients’ homes by our nurses ‘likes’ on Facebook 37,000 miles travelled by our nurses visiting patients 1,578 following us on Twitter £ 121 5,245 756 bereavement counselling sessions £937,201 Kerry’s Story 25 runners supporting us in the Cardiff Half Marathon 11,296 visitors to our website patients cared for In no time at all Mike and I had met a wonderful nurse who began to visit us weekly. She would assess and monitor Mike’s pain, and prescribe and adjust his medicine to make sure he was comfortable. She made sure that his needs were met, dealt with his requests, and calmed his worries; she Mike could not speak highly enough of the care provided by George Thomas Hospice Care. As for me, I offer my heartfelt thanks to the amazing team for being with us for absolutely every step of our journey, and for being right beside Mike, Morgan and I up to the time of Mike’s death - and beyond. I have been overwhelmed by the compassion and support that has been so freely given. The pain of losing my husband is unbearable at times but with the support of my precious family, my friends and the team at George Thomas Hospice Care I am now learning to say Mike’s favourite words: `treat today as the first day of your life`. 326 taking part in our 3K 4 Kids Fun Run £1,507,338 visits to patients’ homes by our doctors Three months later, our worst nightmare happened. The cancer returned - and this time in a much more aggressive form than before. Mike had 2 weeks of radiotherapy, and then in May started an intensive course of chemotherapy. It was at that time that Mike received a call from George Thomas Hospice Care offering their support and suggesting an appointment. That phone call frightened us - the word ‘hospice’ sounded so scary and final. But that same evening I went along to my monthly Lymphoma support meeting. The guest speaker that evening was from – yes, you’ve guessed it - George Thomas Hospice Care! She spoke about the support and help that they could provide – it sounded wonderful and just what we needed, and I couldn’t wait to tell Mike the moment I got home. always seemed to have the time to listen, and Mike felt able to talk freely and discuss how he was feeling. She arranged to have a stair rail fitted and other equipment installed around the house, and Mike was taught exercises to help him strengthen his muscles. Although Mike was offered counselling support he felt he didn’t need it for himself; his only concern was how I would cope without him, so he asked for the bereavement counsellor to talk to me. She supported and advised me up to the time my precious husband died in October, and then continued to help and support me afterwards – she has been an absolute rock. I joined a Bereavement Group which met every week for 4 months at the Hospice Centre in Whitchurch, and our son joined a Children’s Bereavement Group, which has helped him come to terms with the loss of his Dad. I also had reflexology sessions at the Hospice Centre, which left me with a wonderful feeling of comfort and peace. 918 patient attendances at our Day Centre 823 My precious husband Mike was diagnosed with aggressive Non Hodgkinson Lymphoma and bravely completed his gruelling course of chemotherapy in November 2013. Once his treatment had finished in January 2014, we waited anxiously for the results of his scan - and we celebrated with champagne when he was given the all clear. We were looking forward to a wonderful year for all of us! secured by our welfare rights officer & social worker in benefits and grants for patients and their families 156 visits to patients’ homes by occupational therapists A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 2 - 3
Our year in numbers 672  694  new patients referred to our service  spent caring for our patients and their families and c...
Our year in numbers 672 694 new patients referred to our service spent caring for our patients and their families and carers home visits by physiotherapists 1,380 visits to patients’ homes by our nurses ‘likes’ on Facebook 37,000 miles travelled by our nurses visiting patients 1,578 following us on Twitter £ 121 5,245 756 bereavement counselling sessions £937,201 Kerry’s Story 25 runners supporting us in the Cardiff Half Marathon 11,296 visitors to our website patients cared for In no time at all Mike and I had met a wonderful nurse who began to visit us weekly. She would assess and monitor Mike’s pain, and prescribe and adjust his medicine to make sure he was comfortable. She made sure that his needs were met, dealt with his requests, and calmed his worries; she Mike could not speak highly enough of the care provided by George Thomas Hospice Care. As for me, I offer my heartfelt thanks to the amazing team for being with us for absolutely every step of our journey, and for being right beside Mike, Morgan and I up to the time of Mike’s death - and beyond. I have been overwhelmed by the compassion and support that has been so freely given. The pain of losing my husband is unbearable at times but with the support of my precious family, my friends and the team at George Thomas Hospice Care I am now learning to say Mike’s favourite words: `treat today as the first day of your life`. 326 taking part in our 3K 4 Kids Fun Run £1,507,338 visits to patients’ homes by our doctors Three months later, our worst nightmare happened. The cancer returned - and this time in a much more aggressive form than before. Mike had 2 weeks of radiotherapy, and then in May started an intensive course of chemotherapy. It was at that time that Mike received a call from George Thomas Hospice Care offering their support and suggesting an appointment. That phone call frightened us - the word ‘hospice’ sounded so scary and final. But that same evening I went along to my monthly Lymphoma support meeting. The guest speaker that evening was from – yes, you’ve guessed it - George Thomas Hospice Care! She spoke about the support and help that they could provide – it sounded wonderful and just what we needed, and I couldn’t wait to tell Mike the moment I got home. always seemed to have the time to listen, and Mike felt able to talk freely and discuss how he was feeling. She arranged to have a stair rail fitted and other equipment installed around the house, and Mike was taught exercises to help him strengthen his muscles. Although Mike was offered counselling support he felt he didn’t need it for himself; his only concern was how I would cope without him, so he asked for the bereavement counsellor to talk to me. She supported and advised me up to the time my precious husband died in October, and then continued to help and support me afterwards – she has been an absolute rock. I joined a Bereavement Group which met every week for 4 months at the Hospice Centre in Whitchurch, and our son joined a Children’s Bereavement Group, which has helped him come to terms with the loss of his Dad. I also had reflexology sessions at the Hospice Centre, which left me with a wonderful feeling of comfort and peace. 918 patient attendances at our Day Centre 823 My precious husband Mike was diagnosed with aggressive Non Hodgkinson Lymphoma and bravely completed his gruelling course of chemotherapy in November 2013. Once his treatment had finished in January 2014, we waited anxiously for the results of his scan - and we celebrated with champagne when he was given the all clear. We were looking forward to a wonderful year for all of us! secured by our welfare rights officer & social worker in benefits and grants for patients and their families 156 visits to patients’ homes by occupational therapists A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 2 - 3
Our year in numbers 672  694  new patients referred to our service  spent caring for our patients and their families and c...
Chairman’s Report Charities face ever more challenging circumstances. Many face growing demand for their services, at a time of reducing public sector financial support, and an increasingly difficult fundraising climate caused by the UK economy’s ongoing problems. All face increased regulatory and public scrutiny, and an expectation that the charity is being properly governed and managed, that funding is being correctly applied for Stephen Harries the purposes it was given, and that any fundraising activity is ethical and fully compliant with Charity Commission guidelines. The Council of Management (our Board of Trustees) welcomes this increased expectation and scrutiny. Demonstrating a high level of Corporate (and Clinical) Governance has long been recognised as being a vital part of ensuring our ongoing sustainability and a means of providing assurance to our regulators, our public sector funders and our other supporters. We have taken specific action during the year to review and further strengthen these arrangements. Trustee “development” days have taken place, to support our strategic planning, and to provide further Trustee training in a range of relevant topics. A sub-committee of Trustees has also been established to review our existing governance arrangements, and to examine the wider question of how GTHC as an organisation is perceived by the public, by our supporters and, of course, by our patients and their families. We look forward to the outcome of that review in the Autumn. The aim of our clinical service remains, as it always has, to be one of offering high quality, patient- and carer - focussed services delivered with compassion and dignity, by a skilled and caring team. Our success, therefore, needs to be measured against these aims – how well our services support our patients, their families and carers at often unimaginably difficult times. Each year that passes increases the challenge of finding sufficient funding to meet the ever-growing demand for our services and 2015/16 was no exception. The year’s accounts show that we ended the year with a deficit which was broadly in line with projections. Demand for our services is expected to grow even more rapidly in the future. Our services need to be sustainable, and whilst we can rely on our financial reserves in the short term, we need to find new sources of financial support to develop our services and keep pace with demand. Chief Executive’s Report Hospice care is the response to the human need for dignity and compassion at the end of life Reflecting on the year, there are many people involved, in many different ways, all of whom need our grateful thanks, starting with our exceptional consultant-led clinical team. They rely heavily on the support they receive from our administrative and fundraising teams. Their work would not be possible without the work of our many loyal and dedicated volunteers, and the thousands of hours they willingly give each year, in our shops, at our events, and on other occasions. I am grateful to them all, as I am to countless others who support us, whether by attending, hosting or performing at our many events, through generous legacies, gifts and donations, or by providing sponsorship. We appreciate, too, the support of our Royal Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, our President and Vice Presidents, and for the support and assistance of other local health-care providers, including the Velindre NHS Trust, and the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. I must personally thank, too, all of my fellow Trustees from whom I receive unfailing loyalty and support. As always, their wise counsel and guidance is of great value, and much appreciated. I need in particular to express my grateful thanks to Clive Francis, who is retiring as a Trustee after many years of service. His knowledge, expertise and advice in the complex area of Human Resources in particular has been most valuable. I conclude by recording my “thank you” to our Chief Executive, Mike Walsh, on a highly successful first full year in the post following Margaret Pritchard’s retirement at the end of 2014/15. It has, as ever, been a very busy year, but I am grateful for his commitment, enthusiasm and leadership in ensuring that our past high level of success is continued and built upon. Stephen Harries Chairman Last year 672 patients were referred to the care of our multi-disciplinary team. That was a record, and yet a simple analysis of mortality across Cardiff reveals that many people in our City are still receiving their end of life care in a hospital, when we know the majority would prefer to be cared for at home (or their residential or nursing home), or in a hospice. We therefore still have a long way to go if our vision – that everyone in the City receives the care they need at the end of their life – is to be attained. That this vision is attainable is clear, and the year on year increase in the number of patients in our care shows that we are on track. As our service expands, we are helping to dispel the myth that hospice care is only for the elderly, only for those with cancer, is based around a building, and is only for those in the final days of their lives. Working with our partners in primary and secondary care, and underpinned by the financial support of the public and corporate community across Cardiff, George Thomas Hospice Care will continue to provide leading edge palliative care to everyone referred to us, and that we will make steady progress towards the achievement of that vision. Whilst we never lose sight of the needs of today’s patients, and ensuring their care is second to none, we have set our eyes firmly on the future. My predecessor wisely ensured there was space for expansion in our Hospice Centre, and the past 12 months have seen us laying the foundations for the significant further expansion of our clinical service that will be necessary in the future. This means enhancing our capacity to raise the necessary funds so that we can expand our clinical service, in step with increasing demand, by promoting ourselves as Cardiff’s local hospice to a wider public and business audience. This year we have developed plans to modernise our 6 shops, and to enhance our digital presence so that we can appeal to a wider and younger audience: our new web-site will launch this autumn. We are also refreshing some of our long-running fundraising events to broaden their appeal, developing a corporate partnership pack which will demonstrate the range of benefits companies can gain by supporting us, and have taken steps to increase income from legacies, an area where we fall short of many of our peers. As a charity, the privilege of being able to set our own agenda, to determine the extent to which we wish to exceed minimum service standards, and to decide the scope and scale of our services, comes at a price – the never-ending search for yet more income. Since our Council of Management always wants to do more, either to meet growing demand or to enhance our service (or both), it Mike Walsh receives a cheque for £3,000 from the Hospital Saturday Fund means that expenditure can often run ahead of income. This year we raised 6% more income than last year, but our costs also increased, and the result was a deficit of £139K. This was lower than the £301K deficit for which we had budgeted, and is testimony to the hard work and effectiveness of the fundraising team, together with the generosity of our public supporters and our corporate sponsors. Our reserves mean that we can weather this deficit as we implement plans to increase our capacity to generate income in future years. There is no space to list all the people who supported us throughout the year in so many ways, so this report provides a cross-section of the contribution made to our service through the activities of our clinical, administrative and fundraising staff, our volunteers, and our other supporters, private and corporate. Inevitably, neither can it cover the many and varied facets of an organisation which, whilst small in numbers of employed staff (we still have a head count under 30) impacts on the lives of thousands, whether as patients and their families and friends, those who take part in our fundraising events, or patronize our shops. As for our staff and volunteers, I know I speak for them all in saying how proud we are to be part of an organisation that plays such an extraordinary role in the life of this City. I thank them, and all our other loyal supporters across Cardiff, without whose effort, generosity, involvement and interest we would not be looking forward to providing specialist home-based palliative care to even more patients and their families in need in the future. Mike Walsh Chief Executive A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 4 - 5
Chairman   s Report Charities face ever more challenging circumstances. Many face growing demand for their services, at a ...
Chairman’s Report Charities face ever more challenging circumstances. Many face growing demand for their services, at a time of reducing public sector financial support, and an increasingly difficult fundraising climate caused by the UK economy’s ongoing problems. All face increased regulatory and public scrutiny, and an expectation that the charity is being properly governed and managed, that funding is being correctly applied for Stephen Harries the purposes it was given, and that any fundraising activity is ethical and fully compliant with Charity Commission guidelines. The Council of Management (our Board of Trustees) welcomes this increased expectation and scrutiny. Demonstrating a high level of Corporate (and Clinical) Governance has long been recognised as being a vital part of ensuring our ongoing sustainability and a means of providing assurance to our regulators, our public sector funders and our other supporters. We have taken specific action during the year to review and further strengthen these arrangements. Trustee “development” days have taken place, to support our strategic planning, and to provide further Trustee training in a range of relevant topics. A sub-committee of Trustees has also been established to review our existing governance arrangements, and to examine the wider question of how GTHC as an organisation is perceived by the public, by our supporters and, of course, by our patients and their families. We look forward to the outcome of that review in the Autumn. The aim of our clinical service remains, as it always has, to be one of offering high quality, patient- and carer - focussed services delivered with compassion and dignity, by a skilled and caring team. Our success, therefore, needs to be measured against these aims – how well our services support our patients, their families and carers at often unimaginably difficult times. Each year that passes increases the challenge of finding sufficient funding to meet the ever-growing demand for our services and 2015/16 was no exception. The year’s accounts show that we ended the year with a deficit which was broadly in line with projections. Demand for our services is expected to grow even more rapidly in the future. Our services need to be sustainable, and whilst we can rely on our financial reserves in the short term, we need to find new sources of financial support to develop our services and keep pace with demand. Chief Executive’s Report Hospice care is the response to the human need for dignity and compassion at the end of life Reflecting on the year, there are many people involved, in many different ways, all of whom need our grateful thanks, starting with our exceptional consultant-led clinical team. They rely heavily on the support they receive from our administrative and fundraising teams. Their work would not be possible without the work of our many loyal and dedicated volunteers, and the thousands of hours they willingly give each year, in our shops, at our events, and on other occasions. I am grateful to them all, as I am to countless others who support us, whether by attending, hosting or performing at our many events, through generous legacies, gifts and donations, or by providing sponsorship. We appreciate, too, the support of our Royal Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, our President and Vice Presidents, and for the support and assistance of other local health-care providers, including the Velindre NHS Trust, and the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. I must personally thank, too, all of my fellow Trustees from whom I receive unfailing loyalty and support. As always, their wise counsel and guidance is of great value, and much appreciated. I need in particular to express my grateful thanks to Clive Francis, who is retiring as a Trustee after many years of service. His knowledge, expertise and advice in the complex area of Human Resources in particular has been most valuable. I conclude by recording my “thank you” to our Chief Executive, Mike Walsh, on a highly successful first full year in the post following Margaret Pritchard’s retirement at the end of 2014/15. It has, as ever, been a very busy year, but I am grateful for his commitment, enthusiasm and leadership in ensuring that our past high level of success is continued and built upon. Stephen Harries Chairman Last year 672 patients were referred to the care of our multi-disciplinary team. That was a record, and yet a simple analysis of mortality across Cardiff reveals that many people in our City are still receiving their end of life care in a hospital, when we know the majority would prefer to be cared for at home (or their residential or nursing home), or in a hospice. We therefore still have a long way to go if our vision – that everyone in the City receives the care they need at the end of their life – is to be attained. That this vision is attainable is clear, and the year on year increase in the number of patients in our care shows that we are on track. As our service expands, we are helping to dispel the myth that hospice care is only for the elderly, only for those with cancer, is based around a building, and is only for those in the final days of their lives. Working with our partners in primary and secondary care, and underpinned by the financial support of the public and corporate community across Cardiff, George Thomas Hospice Care will continue to provide leading edge palliative care to everyone referred to us, and that we will make steady progress towards the achievement of that vision. Whilst we never lose sight of the needs of today’s patients, and ensuring their care is second to none, we have set our eyes firmly on the future. My predecessor wisely ensured there was space for expansion in our Hospice Centre, and the past 12 months have seen us laying the foundations for the significant further expansion of our clinical service that will be necessary in the future. This means enhancing our capacity to raise the necessary funds so that we can expand our clinical service, in step with increasing demand, by promoting ourselves as Cardiff’s local hospice to a wider public and business audience. This year we have developed plans to modernise our 6 shops, and to enhance our digital presence so that we can appeal to a wider and younger audience: our new web-site will launch this autumn. We are also refreshing some of our long-running fundraising events to broaden their appeal, developing a corporate partnership pack which will demonstrate the range of benefits companies can gain by supporting us, and have taken steps to increase income from legacies, an area where we fall short of many of our peers. As a charity, the privilege of being able to set our own agenda, to determine the extent to which we wish to exceed minimum service standards, and to decide the scope and scale of our services, comes at a price – the never-ending search for yet more income. Since our Council of Management always wants to do more, either to meet growing demand or to enhance our service (or both), it Mike Walsh receives a cheque for £3,000 from the Hospital Saturday Fund means that expenditure can often run ahead of income. This year we raised 6% more income than last year, but our costs also increased, and the result was a deficit of £139K. This was lower than the £301K deficit for which we had budgeted, and is testimony to the hard work and effectiveness of the fundraising team, together with the generosity of our public supporters and our corporate sponsors. Our reserves mean that we can weather this deficit as we implement plans to increase our capacity to generate income in future years. There is no space to list all the people who supported us throughout the year in so many ways, so this report provides a cross-section of the contribution made to our service through the activities of our clinical, administrative and fundraising staff, our volunteers, and our other supporters, private and corporate. Inevitably, neither can it cover the many and varied facets of an organisation which, whilst small in numbers of employed staff (we still have a head count under 30) impacts on the lives of thousands, whether as patients and their families and friends, those who take part in our fundraising events, or patronize our shops. As for our staff and volunteers, I know I speak for them all in saying how proud we are to be part of an organisation that plays such an extraordinary role in the life of this City. I thank them, and all our other loyal supporters across Cardiff, without whose effort, generosity, involvement and interest we would not be looking forward to providing specialist home-based palliative care to even more patients and their families in need in the future. Mike Walsh Chief Executive A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 4 - 5
Chairman   s Report Charities face ever more challenging circumstances. Many face growing demand for their services, at a ...
During 2015/16 our patients were referred by the following: How we helped – our clinical service How we helped – our clinical service cont. 23% 10% 34% 6% Our service helps people to live pain and symptom free, to make the very most of their time with their family, to understand what is happening to them, and to stay out of hospital. When the time does come to die, we help them to die with dignity and in the place of their choice. Our multidisciplinary specialist palliative care team consists of: • doctors • clinical nurse specialists • day centre nurse • social worker • welfare rights officer • occupational therapists • counsellors and • bereavement support staff Our clinical service is delivered entirely in the community either in patients own homes or in Tŷ George Thomas, at one of our day centre activities Patients attend Tŷ George Thomas either using their own transport or that of our hospice through the dedication of our minibus driver and volunteer drivers. Dr Margred Capel Place of death of patients referred to GTHC in 2015 We provide care where our patients want it most – at home Last year 74% of our patients who expressed a preference to die at home, and 75% of patients who expressed a preference to die in the local hospice, were able to fulfil these preferences. We aim to increase this number in the future through close working with our partners in primary care and the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. Day centre activities which occur in Tŷ George Thomas include: • Breathlessness management group • Multidisciplinary day centre • Bereavement groups • Children’s bereavement group • Out patients clinics • Complementary therapies • Social interaction, mutual support and friendship • Respite for carers We work closely with our colleagues in primary care to deliver care and support to each individual. Our clinical nurse specialists and doctors meet regularly with the GPs and district nurses to ensure good communication and patient-centred care. We also liaise with hospital specialists as necessary. Our clinical service assesses the medical needs of patients and the support needs of their carers. Our staff then agree a schedule for intervention, monitoring and follow up with the individual. Troublesome symptoms are assessed and treated as these arise, individuals fears and concerns can be explored and discussed. Our service aims to: • provide specialised palliative assessment & individualised care to people with cancer and non malignant life limiting illnesses • maximise peoples independence & quality of life for as long as possible • support patients with their preferences for end of life care including ensuring patients achieve a dignified and peaceful death in the place of their choice and that their remaining loved ones are supported appropriately in their bereavement. • respond to urgent referrals within 2 days, and to routine referrals within 7 days The advice and assessments by our clinical nurse specialists can be accessed 7 days a week throughout the year. During 2015/16 our patients were 28% referred by the following: 38% 11% 23% 28% Last year 74% of the patients referred to our service were suffering from cancer, and 26% had a non – cancer diagnosis 1% GPs 34% Hospital clinical nurse specialists 28% Hospital palliative care team 23% Hospital consultants 10% Staff nurses 6% District nurses & other 1% promote rehabilitation. Our breathlessness management programme involves assessment, peer support and a tailored education programme, including relaxation and breathing exercises, to provide individuals with techniques to manage their breathlessness in day to day activities. Working collaboratively with 1000+ lives, an NHS campaign, our therapists have developed the service provided to patients that report a fall at home. The service aims to provide a specialist assessment to individuals in their home environment. All patients also receive an information leaflet aimed at reducing the risk of future falls. Our counsellor is also able to work with patients and/or their family members (including children) at this difficult time. Through close links with local churches, a chaplain is available to listen, provide guidance and comfort with respect to spiritual matters or questions that either patients or their families may have. Our occupational therapists (OT) assess patient needs with regard to daily living at home in order to maximise their physical independence, and we arrange provision of essential equipment to facilitate this. We work with the specialist OT in Velindre Hospital and the OT and physiotherapists in the Community Resource Teams (CRT) to achieve this. We also arrange for physiotherapy to maximise the mobility and independence of the patient, and to provide advice about exercise to maintain physical condition and A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 6 - 7
During 2015 16 our patients were referred by the following   How we helped     our clinical service  How we helped     our...
During 2015/16 our patients were referred by the following: How we helped – our clinical service How we helped – our clinical service cont. 23% 10% 34% 6% Our service helps people to live pain and symptom free, to make the very most of their time with their family, to understand what is happening to them, and to stay out of hospital. When the time does come to die, we help them to die with dignity and in the place of their choice. Our multidisciplinary specialist palliative care team consists of: • doctors • clinical nurse specialists • day centre nurse • social worker • welfare rights officer • occupational therapists • counsellors and • bereavement support staff Our clinical service is delivered entirely in the community either in patients own homes or in Tŷ George Thomas, at one of our day centre activities Patients attend Tŷ George Thomas either using their own transport or that of our hospice through the dedication of our minibus driver and volunteer drivers. Dr Margred Capel Place of death of patients referred to GTHC in 2015 We provide care where our patients want it most – at home Last year 74% of our patients who expressed a preference to die at home, and 75% of patients who expressed a preference to die in the local hospice, were able to fulfil these preferences. We aim to increase this number in the future through close working with our partners in primary care and the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. Day centre activities which occur in Tŷ George Thomas include: • Breathlessness management group • Multidisciplinary day centre • Bereavement groups • Children’s bereavement group • Out patients clinics • Complementary therapies • Social interaction, mutual support and friendship • Respite for carers We work closely with our colleagues in primary care to deliver care and support to each individual. Our clinical nurse specialists and doctors meet regularly with the GPs and district nurses to ensure good communication and patient-centred care. We also liaise with hospital specialists as necessary. Our clinical service assesses the medical needs of patients and the support needs of their carers. Our staff then agree a schedule for intervention, monitoring and follow up with the individual. Troublesome symptoms are assessed and treated as these arise, individuals fears and concerns can be explored and discussed. Our service aims to: • provide specialised palliative assessment & individualised care to people with cancer and non malignant life limiting illnesses • maximise peoples independence & quality of life for as long as possible • support patients with their preferences for end of life care including ensuring patients achieve a dignified and peaceful death in the place of their choice and that their remaining loved ones are supported appropriately in their bereavement. • respond to urgent referrals within 2 days, and to routine referrals within 7 days The advice and assessments by our clinical nurse specialists can be accessed 7 days a week throughout the year. During 2015/16 our patients were 28% referred by the following: 38% 11% 23% 28% Last year 74% of the patients referred to our service were suffering from cancer, and 26% had a non – cancer diagnosis 1% GPs 34% Hospital clinical nurse specialists 28% Hospital palliative care team 23% Hospital consultants 10% Staff nurses 6% District nurses & other 1% promote rehabilitation. Our breathlessness management programme involves assessment, peer support and a tailored education programme, including relaxation and breathing exercises, to provide individuals with techniques to manage their breathlessness in day to day activities. Working collaboratively with 1000+ lives, an NHS campaign, our therapists have developed the service provided to patients that report a fall at home. The service aims to provide a specialist assessment to individuals in their home environment. All patients also receive an information leaflet aimed at reducing the risk of future falls. Our counsellor is also able to work with patients and/or their family members (including children) at this difficult time. Through close links with local churches, a chaplain is available to listen, provide guidance and comfort with respect to spiritual matters or questions that either patients or their families may have. Our occupational therapists (OT) assess patient needs with regard to daily living at home in order to maximise their physical independence, and we arrange provision of essential equipment to facilitate this. We work with the specialist OT in Velindre Hospital and the OT and physiotherapists in the Community Resource Teams (CRT) to achieve this. We also arrange for physiotherapy to maximise the mobility and independence of the patient, and to provide advice about exercise to maintain physical condition and A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 6 - 7
During 2015 16 our patients were referred by the following   How we helped     our clinical service  How we helped     our...
How we helped – our clinical service cont. How You Supported Us – at Our Events Serious illness can be accompanied by social and financial stress. Our social worker and welfare rights officer offer support and practical advice on financial matters including statutory benefits and grants. They work closely with both social services and district nursing colleagues to establish packages of care appropriate to the individual. support tailored to the individual’s situation, including: face to face support with a counsellor, bereavement support groups, and a monthly bereavement group as part of a 4 month course for children and young people. We also run monthly drop in coffee mornings and a telephone support service. Individuals react to life threatening illness and bereavement in different ways depending upon personal circumstances and support available to them. Counselling and bereavement support is provided by qualified counsellors and a team of trained volunteers who provide Our service is committed to education and accepts students or health professionals who wish to learn more about our work. In addition we provide teaching sessions on symptom control and aspects of palliative medicine to other health professionals and care homes. Every year our supporters run, walk, cycle, row and bake their way to helping us raise vital funds to care for patients and families in Cardiff. This year 300 children took part in our annual 3k4kids event; Team Ty George stormed the finish line of the Cardiff ½ Marathon and they were joined later in the year by more than 200 people limbering up for our 5K run. In more sedate fashion our supporters quizzed our panel of experts at Gardener’s Question time and bagged bargains at our Christmas craft fayre. Our intrepid Inca Trek explorers won the prize for most adventurous fundraisers and wonderful Wendy wowed us all with her spinathon, raising thousands of pounds and burning even more calories! Thank you to everyone who has taken part in an event, sponsored a participant or arranged their own fundraiser this year. We couldn’t do it without you and we can’t wait to see what next year has in store! Patient & Carer Satisfaction with GTHC’s Service in 2015/16 82% 14% Llandaff Raft Race – paddling to victory Gardener’s Question Time - at Pugh’s Garden Village 1% 2% 1% ng the top of Machu The Inca Trail – neari Pichu 3K 4Kids at Bute Park – on your marks! Counsellor Sarah and Supportive Care Lead Nurse Michele at the Children’s Bereavement Group end of course party The Christmas Craft Fayre in Whitchurch Wonderful Wendy and her Spinathon gang Note: Our service observes the National Standards for Specialist Palliative Care defined by the Cancer Services Coordinating Group 2005, the Quality Standards for End of Life Care (Palliative Care Cymru Implementation Board) and the NICE guidance on supportive and palliative care (2004). We operate a multifaceted audit programme, measure activity and clinical effectiveness through use of STAS (support team assessment schedule) and submit information to The National Council for Palliative Care, the Palliative Care Implementation Group and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. We have been inspected successfully by CSSIW and HIW. y 5K Fun Run in Cardiff Ba The Cardiff Half Marathon – team Ty George ready to run A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 8 - 9
How we helped     our clinical service cont.  How You Supported Us     at Our Events  Serious illness can be accompanied b...
How we helped – our clinical service cont. How You Supported Us – at Our Events Serious illness can be accompanied by social and financial stress. Our social worker and welfare rights officer offer support and practical advice on financial matters including statutory benefits and grants. They work closely with both social services and district nursing colleagues to establish packages of care appropriate to the individual. support tailored to the individual’s situation, including: face to face support with a counsellor, bereavement support groups, and a monthly bereavement group as part of a 4 month course for children and young people. We also run monthly drop in coffee mornings and a telephone support service. Individuals react to life threatening illness and bereavement in different ways depending upon personal circumstances and support available to them. Counselling and bereavement support is provided by qualified counsellors and a team of trained volunteers who provide Our service is committed to education and accepts students or health professionals who wish to learn more about our work. In addition we provide teaching sessions on symptom control and aspects of palliative medicine to other health professionals and care homes. Every year our supporters run, walk, cycle, row and bake their way to helping us raise vital funds to care for patients and families in Cardiff. This year 300 children took part in our annual 3k4kids event; Team Ty George stormed the finish line of the Cardiff ½ Marathon and they were joined later in the year by more than 200 people limbering up for our 5K run. In more sedate fashion our supporters quizzed our panel of experts at Gardener’s Question time and bagged bargains at our Christmas craft fayre. Our intrepid Inca Trek explorers won the prize for most adventurous fundraisers and wonderful Wendy wowed us all with her spinathon, raising thousands of pounds and burning even more calories! Thank you to everyone who has taken part in an event, sponsored a participant or arranged their own fundraiser this year. We couldn’t do it without you and we can’t wait to see what next year has in store! Patient & Carer Satisfaction with GTHC’s Service in 2015/16 82% 14% Llandaff Raft Race – paddling to victory Gardener’s Question Time - at Pugh’s Garden Village 1% 2% 1% ng the top of Machu The Inca Trail – neari Pichu 3K 4Kids at Bute Park – on your marks! Counsellor Sarah and Supportive Care Lead Nurse Michele at the Children’s Bereavement Group end of course party The Christmas Craft Fayre in Whitchurch Wonderful Wendy and her Spinathon gang Note: Our service observes the National Standards for Specialist Palliative Care defined by the Cancer Services Coordinating Group 2005, the Quality Standards for End of Life Care (Palliative Care Cymru Implementation Board) and the NICE guidance on supportive and palliative care (2004). We operate a multifaceted audit programme, measure activity and clinical effectiveness through use of STAS (support team assessment schedule) and submit information to The National Council for Palliative Care, the Palliative Care Implementation Group and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. We have been inspected successfully by CSSIW and HIW. y 5K Fun Run in Cardiff Ba The Cardiff Half Marathon – team Ty George ready to run A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 8 - 9
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How You Supported Us – By Volunteering Our volunteers provide an essential service supporting every aspect of our activities. With over 385 volunteers donating around 48,300 hours of their time last year, they effectively almost doubled our work force! We can never have too many volunteers – we will always find a job for you that fits your skills, the time you can devote to us, and what you enjoy doing, just like our 4 volunteers featured here. Palwasha Najeeb I started volunteering for the Hospice when I was a high school student with a lot of free time which I wanted to put to good use. Through volunteering here I’ve gained so many rewarding life experiences and met so many wonderful like-minded people, I can’t imagine a better way I could’ve dedicated my time! Peter Kibble Following my retirement last year I approached GTHC as a local charity to volunteer. They asked me if I would volunteer in their Whitchurch charity shop. I confess at first I wasn’t sure about helping in a charity shop, I had an idea they were a bit musty and full of people in cardigans! However, the shop was just round the corner so I thought I’d give it a go. I couldn’t have been more wrong about the shop. I volunteer with Nik, a young working mum who volunteers on her day off. The shop is bright and friendly, and each week Nik and I change the window display theming it on Euro 2016, Wimbledon etc. which I really enjoy. Volunteering in the shop I’ve met great new people, have a laugh and although I didn’t know about GTHC before I volunteered with them, I’m proud of the difference I make, seeing how the money raised in the shop How You Supported Us – By Donating to Our Shops helps families in my local area who must be going through an absolutely awful time dealing with terminal illness and loss. Rita and Maureen Two years ago both our husbands were referred to GTHC. The whole team were fantastic in the support they gave us and following our loss we both joined the bereavement group that meets at the hospice centre each week, where we met and made friends. When GTHC started monthly drop in coffee mornings we jumped at the chance to volunteer and give something back. We know exactly what the families in the group are going through, we hope we can be an example that there is hope on the other side and that there can be something positive after such sadness. It’s also a huge help to us being able to give back, feeling like we have a purpose and are making a difference. We have become great friends and we’re able to support each other as there are of course still tough times. Having a sort out and decluttering your home is a brilliant way to raise money for George Thomas Hospice Care. Our six shops are entirely reliant on donations from the general public to help us raise funds. Every year we raise around £240,000 from our shops, a huge contribution to the costs of providing our services in Cardiff. In addition to donations of clothes, household and bric a brac items, we are now able to accept the donation of small electrical items. With the charity retail sector facing huge challenges, we must be ready to face whatever comes our way. We are embarking on an exciting programme of modernisation in our shops and look forward to reporting our results next year. Our lives are a story – and the ending matters Janet Willey I volunteer with GTHC as a locum receptionist and as a Day Care Host in the patient groups, chatting and helping run activities with the patients. I took early retirement from Tesco after 20 years, for the last five I have been using an electric wheelchair resulting in difficulties from contracting Polio as a child. I was apprehensive about volunteering because of my wheelchair but now wished I’d done it years ago, GTHC have been so welcoming and the focus is on what I can do and the skills I bring instead of what I cant. I would encourage others with disabilities to consider volunteering here, it’s an incredibly rewarding experience. Peter Kibble Janet Willey Palwasha Najeeb Families affected by terminal illness have worries about employment, money, housing, and their children, so our social worker and welfare rights officer are there to help Rita and Maureen A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 1 0 - 11
How You Supported Us     By Volunteering Our volunteers provide an essential service supporting every aspect of our activi...
How You Supported Us – By Volunteering Our volunteers provide an essential service supporting every aspect of our activities. With over 385 volunteers donating around 48,300 hours of their time last year, they effectively almost doubled our work force! We can never have too many volunteers – we will always find a job for you that fits your skills, the time you can devote to us, and what you enjoy doing, just like our 4 volunteers featured here. Palwasha Najeeb I started volunteering for the Hospice when I was a high school student with a lot of free time which I wanted to put to good use. Through volunteering here I’ve gained so many rewarding life experiences and met so many wonderful like-minded people, I can’t imagine a better way I could’ve dedicated my time! Peter Kibble Following my retirement last year I approached GTHC as a local charity to volunteer. They asked me if I would volunteer in their Whitchurch charity shop. I confess at first I wasn’t sure about helping in a charity shop, I had an idea they were a bit musty and full of people in cardigans! However, the shop was just round the corner so I thought I’d give it a go. I couldn’t have been more wrong about the shop. I volunteer with Nik, a young working mum who volunteers on her day off. The shop is bright and friendly, and each week Nik and I change the window display theming it on Euro 2016, Wimbledon etc. which I really enjoy. Volunteering in the shop I’ve met great new people, have a laugh and although I didn’t know about GTHC before I volunteered with them, I’m proud of the difference I make, seeing how the money raised in the shop How You Supported Us – By Donating to Our Shops helps families in my local area who must be going through an absolutely awful time dealing with terminal illness and loss. Rita and Maureen Two years ago both our husbands were referred to GTHC. The whole team were fantastic in the support they gave us and following our loss we both joined the bereavement group that meets at the hospice centre each week, where we met and made friends. When GTHC started monthly drop in coffee mornings we jumped at the chance to volunteer and give something back. We know exactly what the families in the group are going through, we hope we can be an example that there is hope on the other side and that there can be something positive after such sadness. It’s also a huge help to us being able to give back, feeling like we have a purpose and are making a difference. We have become great friends and we’re able to support each other as there are of course still tough times. Having a sort out and decluttering your home is a brilliant way to raise money for George Thomas Hospice Care. Our six shops are entirely reliant on donations from the general public to help us raise funds. Every year we raise around £240,000 from our shops, a huge contribution to the costs of providing our services in Cardiff. In addition to donations of clothes, household and bric a brac items, we are now able to accept the donation of small electrical items. With the charity retail sector facing huge challenges, we must be ready to face whatever comes our way. We are embarking on an exciting programme of modernisation in our shops and look forward to reporting our results next year. Our lives are a story – and the ending matters Janet Willey I volunteer with GTHC as a locum receptionist and as a Day Care Host in the patient groups, chatting and helping run activities with the patients. I took early retirement from Tesco after 20 years, for the last five I have been using an electric wheelchair resulting in difficulties from contracting Polio as a child. I was apprehensive about volunteering because of my wheelchair but now wished I’d done it years ago, GTHC have been so welcoming and the focus is on what I can do and the skills I bring instead of what I cant. I would encourage others with disabilities to consider volunteering here, it’s an incredibly rewarding experience. Peter Kibble Janet Willey Palwasha Najeeb Families affected by terminal illness have worries about employment, money, housing, and their children, so our social worker and welfare rights officer are there to help Rita and Maureen A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 1 0 - 11
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How We Raised Our Funds How You Supported Us – As a Corporate Sponsor 3 1 2 Funding by the NHS £385,316 £239,753 (31%) 3) Staff from Halifax raised over £5,000 at the Raft Race 5 4 4) Chris MacNamara of The Brogue Trader who co-sponsored the 5K Fun Run with Natwest Cymru 5) Wessex Garage Nissan had a Charity Bake-off We’ve had wonderful support from many businesses over the last financial year and lots of fun too! The funds and resources provided by our corporate supporters help us provide care for Cardiff’s community and make a positive contribution to a company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. We believe that partnerships should be mutually beneficial and make an active contribution to your business objectives. In 2015 we were named Charity of the Year by the following companies: The Brogue Trader Wessex Garage Wendy Hopkins Family Law Howells solicitors Sainsbury, Cardiff The following sponsored our major events: The Jane Hodge Foundation Wessex Garages Natwest Cymru Western Power Distribution Thomas Carrol Group The Brogue Trader Jeff White Motors James Pidgeon & Son Memoria Group Brinsons Estate Agents We also received generous match-funding from banks: Barclays Santander Lloyd’s Bank Halifax Bank £436,429 (19%) 1) Kids at the start of the Western Power 3K4Kidz fun run 2) Brinsons Estate Agents’ raft – sponsors of the 2015 Raft Race Donations & legacies Retail Sales from our 6 shops (35%) Total income £1,239,786 Fund-raising events £119,835 (10%) (excludes corporate sponsorship & ‘match funding’ included under donations) Big Lottery Fund grant Investment and other income £4,777 £53,676 (0.4%) (4%) And How We Spent Them Hospice care £937,200 (70%) Total expenditure £1,345,783 Fund-raising costs £273,097 (20%) Costs of running our shops Governance (9%) (1%) £119,127 £16,359 A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 1 2 - 1 3
How We Raised Our Funds  How You Supported Us     As a Corporate Sponsor 3 1  2  Funding by the NHS    385,316    239,753 ...
How We Raised Our Funds How You Supported Us – As a Corporate Sponsor 3 1 2 Funding by the NHS £385,316 £239,753 (31%) 3) Staff from Halifax raised over £5,000 at the Raft Race 5 4 4) Chris MacNamara of The Brogue Trader who co-sponsored the 5K Fun Run with Natwest Cymru 5) Wessex Garage Nissan had a Charity Bake-off We’ve had wonderful support from many businesses over the last financial year and lots of fun too! The funds and resources provided by our corporate supporters help us provide care for Cardiff’s community and make a positive contribution to a company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. We believe that partnerships should be mutually beneficial and make an active contribution to your business objectives. In 2015 we were named Charity of the Year by the following companies: The Brogue Trader Wessex Garage Wendy Hopkins Family Law Howells solicitors Sainsbury, Cardiff The following sponsored our major events: The Jane Hodge Foundation Wessex Garages Natwest Cymru Western Power Distribution Thomas Carrol Group The Brogue Trader Jeff White Motors James Pidgeon & Son Memoria Group Brinsons Estate Agents We also received generous match-funding from banks: Barclays Santander Lloyd’s Bank Halifax Bank £436,429 (19%) 1) Kids at the start of the Western Power 3K4Kidz fun run 2) Brinsons Estate Agents’ raft – sponsors of the 2015 Raft Race Donations & legacies Retail Sales from our 6 shops (35%) Total income £1,239,786 Fund-raising events £119,835 (10%) (excludes corporate sponsorship & ‘match funding’ included under donations) Big Lottery Fund grant Investment and other income £4,777 £53,676 (0.4%) (4%) And How We Spent Them Hospice care £937,200 (70%) Total expenditure £1,345,783 Fund-raising costs £273,097 (20%) Costs of running our shops Governance (9%) (1%) £119,127 £16,359 A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 1 2 - 1 3
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THE GEORGE THOMAS MEMORIAL TRUST LIMITED About us STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2016 UNRESTRICTED FUNDS UNDESIGNATED DESIGNATED RESTRICTED FUNDS TOTALS 2016 INCOMING RESOURCES DONATIONS & LEGACIES 436,429 GROSS SHOP SALES 239,753 OPERATION OF HOSPICE CARE 390,093 OTHER TRADING ACTIVITIES 119,835 INVESTMENT INCOME 51,984 OTHER INCOME 1,692 TOTALS 849,693 390,093 RESOURCES EXPENDED Raising Funds COSTS OF RUNNING SHOPS FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTARY INCOME Charitable Activities HOSPICE CARE TOTALS NET (LOSS)/ GAINS ON INVESTMENTS NET EXPENDITURE TRANSFERS BETWEEN FUNDS NET MOVEMENT IN FUNDS Reconciliation of Funds TOTAL FUNDS BROUGHT FORWARD TOTAL FUNDS CARRIED FORWARD 436,429 239,753 390,093 119,835 51,984 1,692 1,239,786 TOTALS 2015 307,120 260,080 406,308 124,966 65,945 2,231 1,166,650 George Thomas Memorial Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Its governing instrument is the Memorandum and Articles of Association. The governing body is the Council of Management whose voluntary members are elected by Members of the Association and act as trustees. The Council meets 6 times per year and is advised by the Clinical Governance, Finance, Audit & Investment, and Shops SubCommittees George Thomas Hospice Care (GTHC) is the working name of George Thomas Memorial Trust. 119,127 119,127 120,245 273,097 273,097 251,354 552,981 945,205 400,578 400,578 953,559 1,345,783 935,917 1,307,516 (33,225) (128,737) (10,485) (33,225) (139,222) 97,688 (43,178) 150,423 21,686 (139,222) (43,178) (150,423) (150,423) (10,485) 2,277,594 2,814,494 35,304 5,127,392 5,170,570 2,299,280 2,664,071 24,819 4,988,170 5,127,392 BALANCE SHEET 31 MARCH 2016 2016 2015 £ £ FIXED ASSETS TANGIBLE FIXED ASSETS 1,988,890 2,040,798 INVESTMENTS 704,130 732,092 CURRENT ASSETS DEBTORS & PREPAYMENTS 136,263 33,355 STOCK OF CARDS 2,033 1,165 CASH IN HAND & BANK 2,272,027 2,427,788 2,410,323 2,462,308 CREDITORS –amounts falling due within one year 115,173 107,806 NET CURRENT ASSETS 2,295,150 2,354,502 NET ASSETS EMPLOYED 4,988,170 5,127,392 REPRESENTED BY UNRESTRICTED FUNDS GENERAL RESERVES 2,299,280 2,277,594 DESIGNATED FUND 2,664,071 2,814,494 RESTRICTED FUNDS 24,819 35,304 TOTAL FUNDS 4,988,170 5,127,392 These summarised accounts are a summary of information extracted from the audited annual accounts, on which the auditors’ opinion was unqualified. The full report and accounts were received by the Executive on 16th August 2016 and will be submitted to the Annual General Meeting for approval. These summarised accounts may not contain sufficient information to allow for a full understanding of the financial affairs of the Charity. For further information the full accounts, the auditors’ report on those accounts and the Trustees’ Annual Report should be consulted. Copies of these may be obtained from the Secretary at Ty George Thomas, Whitchurch Hospital Grounds, Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 7BF. Signed on behalf of the Trustees STEPHEN HARRIES (Chairman) 16th August 2016 Patron HRH Prince Charles The Prince of Wales President Captain Sir Norman Lloyd Edwards Vice Presidents Dr Peter Beck Lord Lieutenant of the County of Glamorgan The Most Reverend Dr Barry Morgan, The Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff Rabbi Michael Rose, Cardiff United Synagogue Dr Mike Bloomfield Mr Robert Hodge Mrs Julie Morgan AM Mrs Margaret Pritchard MBE DL Our Council of Management (As at 31 March 2016) Mr Stephen Harries (Chairman) Mr David Lloyd (Vice Chairman) Mr John Dwight (Treasurer) Mr Andrew Burns (Company Secretary) Dr Diana Evans Mr Clive Francis Dr Elinor Knapp Mrs Veronica Marshall Dr Lata Mathur Mrs Sandra Miles Mrs Helen Miller Mrs Lesley Richards George Thomas Hospice Care offers free specialist home-based palliative care, comfort and compassion to patients in Cardiff living with life-threatening illnesses. Each year we support over 1,000 patients and their families. Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life of patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses by providing the highest possible standard of specialist home-based palliative care and support to them and their families. We: • are Cardiff’s local hospice, providing specialist home-based palliative care to those suffering from life-threatening illnesses • deliver the highest possible standard of consultant-led clinical and holistic care in the community to help our patients live their lives to the full • support our patients and their carers and family members during the course of the illness and during bereavement, helping them to enjoy as much personal dignity and quality of life as possible • are at the heart of the community in Cardiff, enabling people to care for those affected by death and dying and enhancing the capacity and resilience of our community through providing opportunities for volunteering • respond to personal preferences and needs with dignity, respect and compassion. We should all accept that death is a normal part of life, and a good death is part of a good life A life limiting illness and terminal diagnosis does not just affect the person diagnosed – it has an impact on all their loved ones. Because the whole family’s life changes dramatically, our service cares for the whole family A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 1 4 - 1 5
THE GEORGE THOMAS MEMORIAL TRUST LIMITED  About us  STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2016    ...
THE GEORGE THOMAS MEMORIAL TRUST LIMITED About us STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2016 UNRESTRICTED FUNDS UNDESIGNATED DESIGNATED RESTRICTED FUNDS TOTALS 2016 INCOMING RESOURCES DONATIONS & LEGACIES 436,429 GROSS SHOP SALES 239,753 OPERATION OF HOSPICE CARE 390,093 OTHER TRADING ACTIVITIES 119,835 INVESTMENT INCOME 51,984 OTHER INCOME 1,692 TOTALS 849,693 390,093 RESOURCES EXPENDED Raising Funds COSTS OF RUNNING SHOPS FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTARY INCOME Charitable Activities HOSPICE CARE TOTALS NET (LOSS)/ GAINS ON INVESTMENTS NET EXPENDITURE TRANSFERS BETWEEN FUNDS NET MOVEMENT IN FUNDS Reconciliation of Funds TOTAL FUNDS BROUGHT FORWARD TOTAL FUNDS CARRIED FORWARD 436,429 239,753 390,093 119,835 51,984 1,692 1,239,786 TOTALS 2015 307,120 260,080 406,308 124,966 65,945 2,231 1,166,650 George Thomas Memorial Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Its governing instrument is the Memorandum and Articles of Association. The governing body is the Council of Management whose voluntary members are elected by Members of the Association and act as trustees. The Council meets 6 times per year and is advised by the Clinical Governance, Finance, Audit & Investment, and Shops SubCommittees George Thomas Hospice Care (GTHC) is the working name of George Thomas Memorial Trust. 119,127 119,127 120,245 273,097 273,097 251,354 552,981 945,205 400,578 400,578 953,559 1,345,783 935,917 1,307,516 (33,225) (128,737) (10,485) (33,225) (139,222) 97,688 (43,178) 150,423 21,686 (139,222) (43,178) (150,423) (150,423) (10,485) 2,277,594 2,814,494 35,304 5,127,392 5,170,570 2,299,280 2,664,071 24,819 4,988,170 5,127,392 BALANCE SHEET 31 MARCH 2016 2016 2015 £ £ FIXED ASSETS TANGIBLE FIXED ASSETS 1,988,890 2,040,798 INVESTMENTS 704,130 732,092 CURRENT ASSETS DEBTORS & PREPAYMENTS 136,263 33,355 STOCK OF CARDS 2,033 1,165 CASH IN HAND & BANK 2,272,027 2,427,788 2,410,323 2,462,308 CREDITORS –amounts falling due within one year 115,173 107,806 NET CURRENT ASSETS 2,295,150 2,354,502 NET ASSETS EMPLOYED 4,988,170 5,127,392 REPRESENTED BY UNRESTRICTED FUNDS GENERAL RESERVES 2,299,280 2,277,594 DESIGNATED FUND 2,664,071 2,814,494 RESTRICTED FUNDS 24,819 35,304 TOTAL FUNDS 4,988,170 5,127,392 These summarised accounts are a summary of information extracted from the audited annual accounts, on which the auditors’ opinion was unqualified. The full report and accounts were received by the Executive on 16th August 2016 and will be submitted to the Annual General Meeting for approval. These summarised accounts may not contain sufficient information to allow for a full understanding of the financial affairs of the Charity. For further information the full accounts, the auditors’ report on those accounts and the Trustees’ Annual Report should be consulted. Copies of these may be obtained from the Secretary at Ty George Thomas, Whitchurch Hospital Grounds, Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 7BF. Signed on behalf of the Trustees STEPHEN HARRIES (Chairman) 16th August 2016 Patron HRH Prince Charles The Prince of Wales President Captain Sir Norman Lloyd Edwards Vice Presidents Dr Peter Beck Lord Lieutenant of the County of Glamorgan The Most Reverend Dr Barry Morgan, The Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff Rabbi Michael Rose, Cardiff United Synagogue Dr Mike Bloomfield Mr Robert Hodge Mrs Julie Morgan AM Mrs Margaret Pritchard MBE DL Our Council of Management (As at 31 March 2016) Mr Stephen Harries (Chairman) Mr David Lloyd (Vice Chairman) Mr John Dwight (Treasurer) Mr Andrew Burns (Company Secretary) Dr Diana Evans Mr Clive Francis Dr Elinor Knapp Mrs Veronica Marshall Dr Lata Mathur Mrs Sandra Miles Mrs Helen Miller Mrs Lesley Richards George Thomas Hospice Care offers free specialist home-based palliative care, comfort and compassion to patients in Cardiff living with life-threatening illnesses. Each year we support over 1,000 patients and their families. Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life of patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses by providing the highest possible standard of specialist home-based palliative care and support to them and their families. We: • are Cardiff’s local hospice, providing specialist home-based palliative care to those suffering from life-threatening illnesses • deliver the highest possible standard of consultant-led clinical and holistic care in the community to help our patients live their lives to the full • support our patients and their carers and family members during the course of the illness and during bereavement, helping them to enjoy as much personal dignity and quality of life as possible • are at the heart of the community in Cardiff, enabling people to care for those affected by death and dying and enhancing the capacity and resilience of our community through providing opportunities for volunteering • respond to personal preferences and needs with dignity, respect and compassion. We should all accept that death is a normal part of life, and a good death is part of a good life A life limiting illness and terminal diagnosis does not just affect the person diagnosed – it has an impact on all their loved ones. Because the whole family’s life changes dramatically, our service cares for the whole family A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 G eorge T h oma s M emor i al T ru s t page 1 4 - 1 5
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Hospice care transforms lives – it can be there for families through life, through death, through grief and beyond 4519 GTHC WeComp aim toTherapys bcs_Mar2015 04/03/2015 08:50 Page 1 keep people out of hospital and in their own homes – because that’s where patients want to be Please let us k D Complementary Therapy Appointment Card Patron: H.R.H. The Prince Of Wales ANNUAL REPORT 2015/2016 George ThomasGeorge Hospice Care, Whitchurch Hospital Grounds, Thomas Memorial Trust Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 7BF Tel: 029 2052 4150 Fax: 029 2052 4159 Cardiff’s Local Hospice - Caring for Patients and Families Since 1984 www.gthc.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1023311 Email: joanne.dicks@gthc.org.uk George Thomas Hospice Care is an independent charity and we rely on donations and gifts in wills to help us to continue to offer compassionate care for patients and their loved ones. 4519 GTHC Comp Therapys bcs_Mar2015 04/03/2015 08:50 Page 1 There are many ways you can support our work: • Make a direct donation to the hospice easily and securely through our website www.gthc.org.uk or by sending a cheque payable to ‘George Thomas Hospice Care’ to the address below • Come to one of our many fundraising events – we think we offer something for everyone! Details on our website at www.gthc.org.uk • Include a gift to George Thomas Hospice Care in your will. After you have provided for your family and friends, perhaps you would consider a gift in your will for George Thomas Hospice Care. It’s easy and gifts to a charity are exempt from Inheritance Tax. If you already have a will and wish to add a gift to your local hospice, your solicitor can advise you on the best way to do this. Appointments Please let us know if you are unable to keep your appointment Date Complementary Therapy Appointment Card Patron: TyH.R.H. George The Thomas Prince Of Wales Whitchurch Hospital Grounds Or if you’d like to know more about remembering Park Road, Whitchurch us in your will, please contact Rachal Minchinton George Thomas Hospice Care, Whitchurch Hospital CARDIFF Grounds, rachal.minchinton@gthc.org.uk or telephone Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 7BF CF14 7BF 02920 524150. www.gthc.org.uk Tel: 029 2052 4150 Fax: 029 2052 4159 Tel: 02920 524150 Email: joanne.dicks@gthc.org.uk support@gthc.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1023311 www.gthc.org.uk Registered charity no. 1023311 A company limited by guarantee No. 02651828 For Patients, For Families Time One in 3 of us will be touched by hospice care at some point in our lives’
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