St Peter & St James Hospice will be adding its voice to more than 100 other hospices across the UK to explore the theme of Hospice care, everywhere for Hospice Care Week 2014 (6-12 October).
The aim is simple. Hospices offer amazing support both in and outside of hospice buildings and St Peter & St James wants to raise awareness of all aspects of hospice care to as many people as possible. Hospice Care Week provides the perfect opportunity to do this with World Hospice Day and Palliative Care Day taking place on Saturday 11 October.
People who do not know a lot about hospice care may be surprised that so much of it takes place in patient’s homes, or that many people are discharged from hospices after short stays so that they can live at home with support from hospice teams. Even fewer people may know about hospice staff and volunteers going the extra mile to add life to days, the range of therapies that enrich the lives of people receiving end of life care, or the important role that hospices play in supporting and educating staff and volunteers in other settings beyond hospices, including care homes and hospitals.
Everyone at St Peter & St James Hospice would like to thank the community for taking part in the awareness week and for their generosity. Over 86% of funding comes from the community and the Hospice is always grateful for support from individuals and businesses.
What’s going on?
Radio – BBC Radio Sussex 95.3FM
Along with other hospices in Sussex, members of staff from St Peter & St James will be on BBC Radio Sussex – 95.3 FM throughout the week, at 4.20pm, talking about what services they provide and how hospice care really is everywhere. With 90% of St Peter & St James’ care taking place in the community, everyone at the Hospice would like more people to know about how they can help people and to invite patients to use the new Beacon View Wellbeing Centre.
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To learn more about Hospice Care Week, visit www.hospicecareweek.org and don’t forgot to keep an eye out for #HospiceCareWeek over the coming months.