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Our Journey so far....

 
 
 

Lippen Care was the result of a determined group of people who identified a need in the Angus Community for a palliative care facility. In 1993, a steering committee was formed and public opinion was assessed. In August 1994, the first public meeting was held in the Royal Hotel, Forfar. 

From 1994 until 2005, when the four bedded unit opened, there was a concerted fundraising effort. The committee members and supporters involved in local fundraising started to plan a long list of bucket rattling, tablet making, held several dances, baking stalls, street collections, helping out Santa at Christmas, and managed bars at other charity functions.

 

To date Lippen Care has held annual Coffee Mornings, several Fashion Shows, annual Bingo Teas and many Sponsored Walks. The popularity of the Spring and Autumn Charity Shops held for Lippen Care in Forfar is legendary! As is the support of the local people.

With the help of our supporters, we initially raised £750,000. Allowing us to be a stakeholder in the new hospital, at Whitehills. Our facility is unique to Scotland – integrated into the Community Medical Centre and an important hub for the rural communities and the inhabitants of the Angus Glens.

The additional support from trusts, legacies and donors has enabled us to continue our work and support palliative care in Angus. Lippen Care continue to find new ways to help palliative patients and their families in Angus.  Here are only some examples of what has been achieved over the years.

2009 to 2012: Paid 50% of salary for Lippen Care Palliative Care Clinical Lead, Angus, to raise awareness of palliative care.  

In January 2016: Funded local General Practitioners to enable them to gain experience and training in palliative care in Roxburghe House as part of their ongoing professional development.  This is ongoing.  

August 2016: Two Lift & Rise recliner chairs were purchased, with additional chairs purchased in following years. 

 

In October 2016, five specialised mattresses were purchased – one of which was donated to the NHS Community Ward.

January 2017: Saw the Befriending Service for palliative patients initiated and currently ongoing. 

In February 2017: Two syringe drivers for community care, four community clinical beds and four specialist mattresses were purchased.

April 2017: Funded the CE marking of a new device; The Safer Prescription of Opioids Tool (SPOT) for palliative and end of life care and contributed to costs to setting up the app to enable physicians to access the technology. 

May 2017: Purchased additional syringe drivers for local District Nurse team, with further syringes being funded on several more occasions.  

Donated to Marie Curie, to ensure support available for Angus families when needed.

June 2017 to present: Bi-annual charity shop with high quality, pre-loved fashion available to the public and all profits to Lippen Care.

2017: Funded attendance of Nurses at Palliative Care Conferences.

November 2017: Awarded ‘The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’.

July 2018 to July 2019: Funded a Senior Nurse for Palliative Care to improve adult palliative and end of life care in Angus.  

2019: Donated to Parkinsons Society for patients and carers.  A donation was made to Forfar Open Garden and Lippen Care also funded a wheelchair accessible picnic table, benches and planters at a wheelchair accessible viewing point at local Murton Nature Reserve.

2020: Donation to Marie Curie to additional nursing hours in Angus.

 
 
 
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