South East London based hospice uses donation to reduce patients’ aches and pains through new hydrotherapy.

St Christopher’s Hospice provides palliative care for over 2,500 patients each year in Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark and are dedicated in providing high-quality medical care and continued social integration opportunities to all their patients.

To help reduce aches and pains and improve comfort for patients within the centre we donated £5,000 which the charity used to purchase therapeutic baths. The new baths are completely accessible with various settings from providing gentle massages to vigorous stimulation, from nerve endings to stimulating the senses. It has acute temperature controls to give a relaxing and invigorating bathing experience.

Therapeutic baths can be used by in-patients who are bed bound or have limited mobility. They can provide temporary sanctuary for the patients – relieving aches, pains and pressures. It gives patient physical and psychological benefits, and independently addresses personal hygiene.

Hilary Teare, the Medical Devices Administrator at the hospice said:

“We’re completely thrilled that Axis have agreed to support us. Your donation will go towards a brand new therapeutic bath, which will really help dozens of patients a year with terminal conditions enjoy a relaxing, comforting bath at the hospice. Thank you!”

The hospice is one of the largest in England and the first modern hospice, making it an early pioneer of palliative medicine. Last year, the centre admitted 656 patients into the Inpatient Unit so it really helps to know that we can provide comfort for people who need it a lot.