The Webster Foundation has
sponsored a new part-time nurse for Cayman HospiceCare.
The donation will fund a part-time
hospice nurse for the next six months.
“We have seen a significant recent
increase in the number of people we are caring for at Cayman HospiceCare, and
are committed to providing extraordinary end-of-life care for each of them. Our
services are completely free to our patients and their families, and to ensure
they remain so, we rely upon the community and upon entities like the Webster
Foundation for financial support,“ said operations and fundraising manager of
Cayman HospiceCare, Jennifer Grant-McCarthy.
“The Webster family has been a
supporter of Cayman HospiceCare since we opened our doors more than a decade
ago, and having their long-term and consistent support to rely on has been
immeasurably appreciated,” she added.
At a meeting of the Webster
Foundation, the board of governors voted to make grants to several charities,
including Cayman HospiceCare, explained Ben Webster.
“The Webster Foundation is a
charity set up by the Webster family, whose Caymanian antecedents go back to
William Eden in the mid 18th century. The primary aim of the foundation is to
support Caymanian charities involved in health care, social services and
protections of the environment and cultural heritage,” he said.
Cayman HospiceCare, which offers
free hospice care, has expenses of more than $1,500 per day for its specialised
palliative nursing services and other programmes run by the charity.
When presenting the cheque to
Cayman HospiceCare, Mr. Webster said “The care provided by HospiceCare is
vitally important and the organisation deserves wide and generous support from
the business and private sector of the community. HospiceCare is much in need
of funds, and the Webster Foundation is pleased to make this donation to support
patient care, and encourages others to do the same.”