Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice is launching a new campaign to help people have a better understanding of the range of services it provides. The ‘Incredible Care’ campaign will run throughout July and people are invited to share their story of incredible care.
Clare Russell, Head of Clinical Services at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, commented: “The majority of people still think that a hospice is a place where you come only to die. And actually 60% of our patients go home. Sometimes it can be really difficult to explain what hospice care is all about. And the best way is through people’s own experience as a volunteer, patient or supporter”.
Wheatfields Hospice has touched the lives of local people in many different ways. Clare added: “We would love to hear about what Wheatfields Hospice means to local people, because it is thanks to your personal testimonial that we can address some of the misconceptions surrounding hospice care. So please get in touch with Sara Novara at Wheatfields Hospice – email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your story.
Last year our community nurse specialists provided over 4,000 home visits; almost 500 people attended our day therapy unit and over 700 people received bereavement support. All the funds we raise help the hospice expand its services to reach more people in the community”.
While Holly Buckley was working for British Gas her granddad was unexpectedly diagnosed with brain cancer. Her world fell apart when she saw her granddad in such pain and her grandma struggling to care for him at home. Eventually he was admitted as an inpatient at the local hospice, Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice.
Holly said: “I didn’t even know what a hospice was before granddad was admitted at Wheatfields. I was petrified at the idea of going there to see him. But the way nurses looked after him and us was unbelievable. We almost lived at the hospice for the time he was there and they would take the time to talk to us individually to ensure we could cope.
I planned my wedding months before granddad fell ill. It was my special day but not anymore without him.
But then I received the best present I could ever wish for, the nurses made it possible for him to attend my wedding. They shaved, dressed him, managed to keep his pain under control long enough for him to come while I was walking down the aisle”.
If you would like to learn more about Sue Ryder Wheatfield Hospice please visit www.sueryder.org/wheatfieldshospice
To support the work of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice please text ‘CARE’ TO 70123 TO DONATE £3