26th July 2018

Hospice nurse enjoys afternoon at royal garden party

A long-serving hospice nurse enjoyed a summer Garden Party hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Jenny Hull, who is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, recently attended the afternoon event with her husband.

Each year, the Queen hosts three garden parties at Buckingham Palace and one at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland as a way of celebrating public service.

Mrs Hull, who is from Droitwich, was nominated to attend by her friend Julie Menzies for the personal support she gave to her and her husband, who was cared for by St Richard’s.

“It was just the most amazing experience from start to finish,” said Mrs Hull, 65. “It was such an honour and a privilege – I was so overwhelmed really.”

After qualifying as a nurse in 1976 Mrs Hull went on to work in hospitals and as a district nurse across Worcestershire – joining St Richard’s in 1999.

She works as part of the St Richard’s Gateway Team which manages referrals from healthcare professionals and individuals to the hospice.

The hospice, based in Wildwood Drive, provides free specialist palliative and end of life care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones.

“It’s nice to think we make a difference and I’m not thinking of retiring!” added Mrs Hull, who is a grandmother of three.

June Patel, Chief Executive of St Richard’s, said: “I’m delighted for Jenny and very proud of her achievements.

“She is part of our wonderful team caring for and supporting more than 3,300 patients, their loved ones and bereaved people across the county each year.”