HospiceCare North Northumberland

Caring for Life!

Our Patient and Family Stories

In 2012 our son Phil who was then 28 years old was enjoying living and working in Wellington New Zealand. In June he began to have niggling abdominal pain which was thought to be appendicitis.

Billy Atkinson was 84 years old when he died on 22nd May 2017 and he was my Dad!

Veronica Powell a new attendee of the Monday drop in at Berwick.

Many moons ago, I trained as a nurse at the RVI and have on a voluntary basis nursed in a residential hospice in the south of England. I have been involved with end-of-life care many times, but nothing fully prepares you for the imminent death of someone you love.

“On Valentine’s Day last year Val pencilled a circle around her husband’s photograph with the words “Alyn, I draw a circle, not a heart around you because a heart can break, but a circle goes on forever.” Here’s her story…

If you have been inspired and would like to take on a challenge whether it's a walk, run, zipslide or
one of your own ideas, to raise funds for HospiceCare then please do get in touch with Emma Arthur

For more information

  • Generic - Sue You can contact Sue Gilbertson, HospiceCare Clinical Manager, or one of our nursing team on 01665 606515 or fill in our enquiry form. All HospiceCare services are free of charge and a GP referral is not required.

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Castleside House,
40 Narrowgate, Alnwick,
Northumberland NE66 1JQ
Tel: 01665 606515
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