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“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”
Cicely Saunders, Founder of Modern Hospice
Sparsh Hospice established in September 2011 is an initiative of Rotary Club of Banjara Hills (District RI 3150) under a separately constituted Trust named as Rotary Club of Banjara Hills Charitable Trust. Sparsh Hospice is a Centre for Palliative Care for terminally ill cancer patients.
What is Palliative Care?
When the ‘treatment to cure’ is no longer effective, patients opt for hospice care, where the curative care is of low importance, whereas making the remaining life of the patient better is the main agenda. Palliative care helps in moderating physical pain and emotional sorrow by making it easier to bear for the patient. It is a special care that helps ‘alleviate pain without curing’.
At Sparsh Hospice palliative care is provided by a team of qualified doctors, nurses, caregivers and counsellors to ensure better symptom management and care for terminal patients suffering from end stage cancer. The medical team provides necessary medication and treatment to the patients which helps in reducing pain and the commonly occurring side effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea, vomiting, loose motions and lack of appetite etc.
The caregivers at Sparsh provide care services to the overall person and not just the disease. The patients feel better when their symptoms and problems are resolved through physical, spiritual, social or psychological care. In addition to above, Sparsh team also provides support to the patient’s family members by offering emotional support through counselling to prepare them to accept the imminent departure of their loved ones. This kind of extended support to family is generally not available in hospitals.
State-of-the art Hospice Facility
Sparsh has moved to its new facility at Khajaguda. The new building is 60,000 sq ft, meant for 82 Patients, including 10 beds for children’s palliative care and 10 single rooms.
The building has all amenities for patient and attenders comfort including an Amphitheatre, Dining Hall, Library, Physiotherapy room, an Auditorium and a well landscapes garden.
All services at Sparsh Hospice are provided absolutely free of cost, no hidden charges, no surprises. Free services include accommodation and food, medical professional services, equipment and pharmaceutical goods, hygiene and sanitation products etc. used in treatments given to patients. All expenses are borne by Rotary Club of Banjara Hills Charitable Trust with the help of in-kind donations received from individuals, philanthropists, educational & medical institutions and corporate houses in India and the US.
To Provide exceptional palliative care services, free of cost, to terminally ill patients hailing from all sections of the society
To render diffential palliative care service to add value and provide comfort in the end-of-life days of terminally ill patients.
To encourage, facilitate and spread awareness about palliative care through educating, training, extending services & research
Our palliative care services are provided by a skilled multidisciplinary team
Our palliative care services are provided by a skilled multidisciplinary team of specialist doctors, nurses, social workers, ancillary staff and allied health professionals. Service support is extended by administrative staff, volunteers, management and project staff. The team works across all healthcare settings – inpatients, home-care, and outpatient consultation unit – to minimize patient suffering by providing pain and symptom management care. The team is headed by our Centre Head Mr. Shashidhar K. With a commendable career spanning over 3 decades, Mr. Shashidhar brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in Human Resources, health sector and others.
Our Doctors provide specialist medical palliative care, and work hand-in-hand with other members of the palliative care team.
Our Nurses are trained for rendering palliative care services. They have expertise and experience to focus on enhancing quality of life for people living their end of life days and to support their families. Their role includes comprehensive assessment and management of pain and associated symptoms.
Our Counsellors, Social Workers and Caregivers support and council patients and their families as they experience a range of emotions – fear, anxiety, anger, sadness and many others. Assistance provided includes counselling and support in a range of areas as acceptance of illness, change in lifestyle, maintaining relationships with long distance relatives and friends via phone and video calls, managing emotions like anxiety, depression, loneliness, and fear of losing a loved one.
- Sparsh Hospice is registered as Rotary Club of Banjara Hills Charitable Trust, a Public Charitable Trust with Registration No. 139/11 at Hyderabad, Telangana (Then Andhra Pradesh).
- IT PAN: AABTR2338B
- 80G Registration #F.No.DIT(E)/HYD/80G/17(08)/11-12 dated 02.01.2012 with effect from 1.4.2011
- 12A Registration #F.No.DIT(E)/HYD/12A/17(08)/11-12 dated 01.01.2012 with effect from 1.4.2011
- Rotary Club of Banjara Hills Charitable Trust is registered under section 6 (1) of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 with FCRA Reg. No. 010230993
- CSR1 Registration No. CSR00002050
- GuideStar Platinum Rating 8 times in a row
- Charity Aid Foundation certified
|Plot No. 72, Nagarjuna Hills, Punjagutta, Hyderabad – 500072
|Sy No. 7/1/2, Next to Oakridge Int’l School, Khajaguda, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500032