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The Children’s Air Ambulance - the first and only dedicated helicopter emergency transfer service for seriously ill children and babies, flying them from one hospital to a more specialist unit, alongside their team of clinicians; a journey usually made by land. The helicopter transferred its first clinical team in December 2012, and performed its first patient transfer on 11th May 2013. It’s estimated that approximately 5,800 children need transferring between hospitals every year. Receiving no Government funding, the Children’s Air Ambulance relies entirely on public donations and support in the local community to raise the £134,000 needed to run this vital service.
Hospital At Home - a unique service offering patients a chance of hospital level care in their own homes in the Peterborough area. It is now funded by the National Health Service and voluntary contributions. The medical care of the patients is the responsibility of the GP and the nursing care is the responsibility of the District Nursing Sister.
Sue Ryder - providing specialist palliative and respite care for people living with incurable illnesses at Thorpe Hall for over 20 years. Thorpe Hall is the only hospice providing free, specialist end of life care across Peterborough and large parts of the surrounding counties where there are an estimated 75,000 people living with incurable illnesses. They care for around 400 inpatients each year at Thorpe Hall. they also run a day centre for over 100 outpatients each year. There is much more we could do. They now have planning permission to build a state-of-the-art hospice in the grounds of Thorpe Hall.
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