Jacky Smith is 49 and living with MND. Jacky writes about her hospice care.
A gentle helping hand just when it’s needed.
Hospice have joint care with the community services like the GP, physio etc.
Today I’ve had a one stop shop to all the services. I saw the physio about equipment and exercises. I saw the Doctor who took a blood test I needed and gave clear sound advice, listened and reassured. For oral care I saw the aromatherapist for an initial consultation. All my issues addressed at once. There was also a pre-dinner drink of a Guinness straight down the PEG and I had a quick chat with the chaplain. A very productive day. I feel so much more settled after today. Thank you st Richard’s.
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