Many people feel frightened or worried about the word ‘Hospice’ as it immediately makes people think about death and dying. A sad and upsetting thought, but nevertheless the one certainty in life we know about. At first, you may be hesitant to invite a Hospice nurse into your home, however people are often pleasantly surprised by the kindness, help, support and advice offered by the Hospice nurses and care team. Talking about death and dying is something most people, understandably, feel uncomfortable to do, but it can be helpful not only to share the sadness, but to let your family and those caring for you know what your wishes and preferences are. Talking about dying does not make it happen any faster!
"The HospiceCare is such a lovely thing to have. Such lovely people offering a massive amount of help and support. The staff made those final hours of my husband’s life pain free and that was such a god send. They were strangers, yet I felt like I had known each and everyone of them forever."