Hospice Care Week 2016 ... St Mary's Hospice Care is ... 12-Sep-2016
Hospice Care Week is an annual awareness-raising event to raise the profile of hospice care across the UK. This year it runs from 3rd to 9th October and the theme is ‘Hospice Care Is...' Hospices will
be highlighting the many and varied aspects of hospice care, and what it can mean to people, their families and communities.
- Nationally, one in three people will be touched by hospice care at some point in their lives. This year, and thanks to our community, St Mary’s Hospice
has supported 1,373 people referred to our service and helped 467 family members and carers through Family bereavement and Support.
- Hospices across the UK support around 360,000 people each year – that’s 120,000 patients and 240,000 family members. More than 125,000 people give
up their free time to volunteer in hospices each year. 320 people give their time to support St Mary’s Hospice as volunteers - we simply couldn’t
do what we do without our amazing volunteers.
We invite people to show their support on social media during Hospice Care Week, and to share their thoughts and experiences of what #hospicecareis to
them. For more information please visit www.hospicecareweek.org.uk
Here's a few thoughts on what St Mary's Hospice Care is ... we would love to hear your thoughts! Please click the following link for our quick and
easy Hospice Care Is ... online feedback form.
- St Mary’s Hospice care is high quality, personalised care for adults living with life-limiting illness, supporting them to live life as fully as possible.
- Our care is there for everybody who needs it and supports people with a wide variety of illnesses.
- Hospice care is built around what is important to the individual and their loved ones.
- St Mary’s care can be out in the community, reaching people in all sorts of ways including: community outreach programmes, Community Neighbours scheme
to reduce loneliness, school projects to raise awareness about hospice care and bereavement support.
- Our care is provided wherever someone may be – not just in our hospice building. The vast majority of hospice care is provided in people’s own homes.
- St Mary’s Hospice care puts the needs of the individual at the centre.