Nicole was grateful to the nurses and doctors at the hospice for giving her time to start her recovery. Since returning home she is feeling much more comfortable and is still getting support from the hospice
Debs said the bears were a hug from her for whenever they were missing her. For her to be able to give these items to my girls was important as she worried about the effect her death would have on them. They treasure them and sleep with the bears and quilts on their beds, helping them with their grief.”
Each patient and their family is treated with such personal attention. They prepare the patient’s room so beautifully with fresh flowers and it’s so peaceful. You can spend as much time as you want to with your loved one and you’re not rushed at all
“Mum was only at the hospice for a week and other than being at home, which wasn’t possible because of her pain, I wouldn’t have wanted her to be anywhere else. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was done with such care and consideration.”
My daughter Abbi used to spend a lot of time with Dad out on the steam engines, so it’s also been very hard for her. Claire Mould, the hospice's Family Support Worker gave her a quilt too which is in a vintage style so fits in with what we do and she’s brought it along to the rallies with her and she’s found it a huge help as it’s like having him there with her.
“The Hospice was such a blessing as my Dad didn’t accept Mum’s illness and my younger brothers both lived away in Manchester. The Hospice staff took all my fears and worries off my shoulders which meant I could just be there for her knowing she felt safe and we could enjoy our final weeks together.”
"My Nan was a very happy person, very cheerful and we always looked forward to spending time with her because we used to laugh with her a lot. Those memories have come back at different points throughout my life and it’s nice that they will last forever.”