THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS MADE OUR WORK MORE ESSENTIAL THAN EVER
To learn about the impact that the coronavirus has had on those living in Nepal and the desperate need for more palliative care right across Kathmandu and the rural areas of Nepal click on the link below.
We therefore as a matter of urgency ask you to donate what you can to the project so that we protect both the existing and future palliative care programmes.
Please keep an eye on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages as we update you on our plans.
EIGHT BEDS IN A COUNTRY OF 30 MILLION
Twenty years ago four friends had a vision to provide palliative care for terminally ill patients in Nepal and they built an eight-bed hospice in Kathmandu. This is how Hospice Nepal started. Despite having a population of over 30 million, Hospice Nepal is the only palliative care centre in Nepal, allowing those at the end of their lives to pass away painlessly and with dignity.
EXPANDED PALLIATIVE CARE IN NEPAL
A new facility for Hospice Nepal in Kathmandu will provide expanded bed capacity (20-24 beds). It will have children's palliative care and be a base for rural and urban community outreach. It will become a centre of educational excellence for the country and for the region. Land has been secured and plans drawn up for construction and fit out of the new Hospice.
HOW WE USE YOUR FUNDS
All donations will be used to build a new Hospice Nepal and help establish its associated programmes such as children’s palliative care, rural and community care, medical education and the implementation of the National Plan for Palliative Care.
This is a Rotary led project supported by an international team with a strong medical background from across the globe.
Right now Project Hospice Nepal has fundraised enough for the land purchase but now we urgently need your help to source £1 million for the construction of the building and a further £300,000 for the fit out.