Happy New Year
As we enter a new year, we cannot help reflecting on the year just closing; thinking about all our successes and joyful times as well as the times that have been more difficult and have challenged us. Here at St Richard’s we strive each day to offer compassionate care to those coping with the challenges of their illness or bereavement of a loved one.
Over this Christmas and New Year period we have continued to offer specialist care and support to patients and their families at this very special time of year. We are proud of all our staff and volunteers who worked over the holiday to ensure that our support is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Many families tell us that our care makes such a difference to them and even more so over the festive period, a time when families want to spend quality time together.
The husband of one patient told us; “Without assistance from the hospice it would have been a pretty dismal time. I was completely taken aback by the unlimited nature of the care that was on offer.”
We are able to care for patients at the end of their lives thanks to the amazing support we receive from our local community, and we are very grateful to everyone who has helped us be there for those in need. I would like to thank everyone who has helped us during 2015; those that have volunteered their time and skills to support patients and carers, to help us run our fundraising events, or to keep our shops open. Thank you to everyone who has donated funds to help us ensure that we can be here to provide care and support to those who will need our services in 2016.
A peaceful New Year to you all!
June Patel, Care Director