The cost of caring
£8 would enable a healthcare assistant to collect and deliver important medications and prescriptions, as many patients are housebound and unable to collect them otherwise.
£17 could fund a personal care visit from a HCA to aid a patient with showering or washing their hair – a basic but vital part of helping a patient to retain a sense of dignity and independence.
£34 would pay for a respite sit to enable a carer to run errands with the security of knowing that their loved ones are in safe hands.
£51 would fund three hours’ worth of care from a HCA as part of a care package that enables patients to be discharged earlier from hospital.