Support Hospice care, everywhere, this Hospice Care Week

This Hospice Care Week St Elizabeth Hospice will be highlighting the different places Hospice care is available to patients and families, beyond our Hospice building.

The theme of this year’s Hospice Care Week (6-12 October) is Hospice care, everywhere.

St Elizabeth Hospice’s care is centred around an individual’s needs, which means specialist support, wherever it is required, whether at home, in the community or at the Hospice.

The Hospice also supports nursing homes so their staff have the skills and knowledge to support residents who have specialist palliative care needs.

Throughout Hospice Care Week St Elizabeth Hospice staff will be out and about raising awareness about Hospice care – everywhere they go.

Its 25 shops will also be getting involved, so pop in to your nearest Hospice store and do your bit for Hospice Care Week by shopping, donating items or how about signing up to volunteer in the shop!
Verity Jolly, St Elizabeth Hospice’s Director of Patient Services, said: “During Hospice Care Week we will be encouraging our supporters to share their stories and memories of Hospice care and help spread the word that Hospice care is available everywhere.

“Many people, when they hear the word Hospice, think of a building and while patients and families do benefit from our care at our various locations in East Suffolk and South Norfolk, the majority of people are cared for in their homes, through our day services or outpatient clinics.

“Our Community Nursing Teams, which encompasses our Hospice at Home 24/7 service and our Community Clinical Nurse Specialists and Community Healthcare Assistants, work together to provide our services as close to people’s homes or in their homes as possible, depending on need and preference.

“Our Hospice at Home nurse-led service particularly aims to prevent unwanted admissions to hospital or the Hospice when it is the patient’s wish to remain at home for end-of-life care.”

Hospice care, everywhere:

A range of activities and events will be taking place during Hospice Care Week. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages to see where we are and come and get involved, meeting our staff and volunteers.

Wednesday 8th October
Tower Ramparts, Ipswich – 9.30am – 4.30pm
Pop and see us to find out about our exciting events, hear about our day services and how they’re expanding following the refurbishment of our Day Unit and learn how you can support your local Hospice.

Halesworth Library Talk – 10.30am – 12noon
Find out everything you need to know about the Hospice at this library talk open to everyone

Thursday 9th October
Willis, Ipswich – 12noon – 2pm
Our fundraisers have got a special challenge up their sleeves for staff at Willis.

Support Hospice care wherever you are:

As well as providing Hospice care across a range of locations, Hospice care is supported by people everywhere – and this week we’re asking you to support us wherever you are.

You could collect your loose change at home, spread the word about Hospice care in the pub, fundraise at work, donate items to or go shopping in your local Hospice outlet, or volunteer for us – anything you can do to support the Hospice, no matter how small, will make a difference.

Whether you have a connection with us or not, tell us about yourself and support us during Hospice Care Week.

It’s easy to get involved:
Twitter: [Your message], #hospicecareeverywhere
Facebook: ‘I support Hospice care’ [your message] @St Elizabeth Hospice
Photos: Hold up an ‘I support Hospice care everywhere’ sign with your message of support, and tweet them to: @StElizabethHosp
Or, upload them to our Facebook page: St Elizabeth Hospice.

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