Hospice Nepal has been providing palliative care in its current eight-bedded facility for nearly 20 years.
However, it is no longer adequate to house the growing service of approximately 150 – 200 patients each year.
Our vision is to build a new 24-25 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 telehealth 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.