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CEMEX UK supports The Myton Hospices

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As part of efforts by CEMEX to help local communities and those who have been greatly impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, the company has pledged a significant contribution to Warwickshire-based charity, The Myton Hospices.

Myton provides support and end of life care to terminally ill patients, with hospices in Rugby, Coventry and Warwick. In particular, their ‘Myton at Home’ service has experienced a real surge in demand and growth as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Visitor limitations at their hospices, which have been enforced by Government directives, and social distancing/self-isolation, have left many of their terminally ill patients and prospective patients electing to, where possible, receive their end-of-life care at home, surrounded by their families and safely away from the dangers of Covid-19.

Since the outbreak began, the charity has experienced a massive 50% increase in demand for their Myton at Home service operating across Coventry and Warwickshire and a 10% increase in demand for their Rugby Myton at Home.

The increase in demand has seen the temporary redeployment of some of their registered nurses to ensure the service demands can be met.

Each patient requires on average 10 – 12 visits from the Myton at Home service, with nearly 60 patients across Rugby, Coventry and Warwick using this service in the first three months of 2020.

The donation from CEMEX will cover around 50 visits from a specialist nurse, or enable end of life care for four patients.

Chris Willmott, Corporate, Grants and Trusts fundraiser at The Myton Hospices said: “On behalf of everyone at Myton, in particular our patients and their families, I would like to say a huge thank you to Cemex for this wonderful donation.”

“The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a huge surge in demand for our Myton at Home service as patients and their families seek to stay as safe as possible in their own homes and spend precious time together without exposing themselves to the risk of Covid-19 and the associated problems it could cause at such a crucial time in their lives.”

“This amazingly generous donation will fund 50 Myton at Home visits to terminally ill patients and make such a huge difference to them and their families.”

Chris added: “We would also like to say another huge thank you to CEMEX for the other support it has so generously given to The Myton Hospices during the current crisis; two iPads to ensure our patients who have been isolated are able to stay in touch with their families and several large donations of hand sanitising gel to keep our amazing nurses and their patients as safe as can be.”

“With our fundraising having been crippled by the crisis, the support of companies such as CEMEX has never been more important – thank you.”

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