Alan has been coming to St Mary’s for Day Care once a fortnight and Respite Care for several years. “I enjoy it very much. I find St Mary’s Hospice very
relaxing and such a friendly place.”
Alan enjoys coming to the Hospice “I love it. I think it’s wonderful.The nurses are so kind and considerate. You can’t fault it at all.”
Alan comes in for respite care: “Respite care helps and for me is a wonderful way of relaxing. This also gives my wife a break, and she looks after me
24 hours a day, seven days a week. She can’t relax and listens out for me, so it helps her very much. We speak on the phone everyday.”
Alan also joined in with the Penny Bridge project – where Penny Bridge school came into Day Care sessions. Alan was a ‘buddy’ to young fundraiser Jake
Wood. Alan explains: “It was such a friendly project. I felt so lucky to get to know Jake. At the end of the project he held my hand and said ‘Oh Alan,
it’s been so nice meeting you.’ It was wonderful!”
“If anyone was nervous about coming here, I would say don’t be nervous at all. You will have a wonderful time. The general atmosphere is lovely and nothing’s
too much trouble.”
Alan recommended the food too adding “it’s very nice food!” Alan doesn’t have a favourite yet (but we can work on that!).
Thank you to Alan for sharing his story and showing how everything our community does to provide this level of care makes a difference.