St Clare’s shares the care in Hospice Week

Charity / Mon 6th Oct 2014 at 07:31am

ST Clare Hospice is joining voices with six other Essex hospices to #sharethecare as they come together to mark Hospice Care Week.

As part of the national initiative, which runs from October 6 to 12, the Hastingwood-based charity is collaborating with St Francis, The J’s, St Luke’s, Farleigh, Havens and St Helena in a bid to shed light on the ‘H’ word and raise greater awareness of all the ways they care and support local people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

St Clare chief executive Tanya Curry said: “Hospice Care Week is an ideal opportunity for the seven hospices in Essex to work collectively to challenge some of the common misconceptions surrounding hospice care and promote the services available to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, a journey which can span years, not just days. Together, we can have a more powerful voice and far greater impact, hopefully reaching more families who could benefit from our caring work if not now, but in the future.”

During Hospice Care Week, Tanya will be speaking to BBC Radio Essex about the pivotal role hospices have to play in working in partnership with other health and social care providers to close the gaps in the system.

St Clare supporter Claire Matthews will also be sharing her story about the support her family received from our new Hospice at Home team, which enabled her to progress the editing of a book that her husband Rodney had written so he could see it published before he died.

In addition, St Clare Hospice will be featuring in a three-part series focusing on Hospice Care Week to be aired on ITV Anglia News.

The Hospice is also holding an Open Day on Saturday, October 11 from 11am to 3pm for those who would like to understand a little more about St Clare and the services local people can access.

For more information about the Open Day, contact St Clare communications and marketing manager Karen Griffiths on 01279 773752 or email [email protected].

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