Hospice Nepal has been providing palliative care in its current eight-bedded facility for over 20 years.
However, it is no longer suitable to house the growing service for approximately 150 – 200 patients each year.
Our vision is to build a new 24 bed hospice which will have pediatric beds for children, as there are currently no palliative care facilities for children in Nepal. Within the new building will be a training centre for a wide range of healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals, from around the country. Hospice Nepal will also utilise Project ECHO (a tele-health model) to spread palliative care knowledge and skills, even to the very remote rural areas of Nepal.
Hospice Nepal will establish a model that can be replicated elsewhere, developing similar palliative care facilities and programmes throughout Nepal. Whilst this appeal is directed at creating the new facility in Kathmandu, the long-term outcome will be improved care, compassion and dignity for those living with advanced disease and dying throughout Nepal.This is a Rotary Club project of The Rotary Club of Fairfield, Hamilton, New Zealand.