Nurses from our Knowledge Exchange team are looking forward to meeting members of our community this #HospiceCareWeek when they spend time out in some of our charity shops across the area.
The theme of this year’s national awareness week is We Are Hospice Care and aims to promote and celebrate the diverse work of hospices and the variety of people involved in hospice care.
Debbie Bolton and Anthony Walsh, trained nurses who work in our clinical education team, are going on the road from Monday October 9 to Friday October 13 to meet members of the community and share insights into what hospice care is really like.
The charity’s head of communications, Sarah Walker, explains: “Hospice Care Week is an ideal opportunity to shout about the amazing work of hospices across the country, and the teams of committed people who make it all possible.
“From our 200 members of staff to more than 700 volunteers, and countless supporters in the community, St Catherine’s is made up of people from all walks of life – all playing an important role.It’s only when we all work together that we’re able to help local people facing life-shortening conditions to enjoy the best possible quality of life
“By taking our messages to the streets and setting up stands in our shops across Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, as well engaging with customers at The Mill café and community hub in St Catherine’s Park, our nurses and educators hope to break down some of the myths sometimes associated with the word ‘hospice’ at the same time as celebrating and thanking local people for the fantastic contribution they make.
“St Catherine’s really wouldn’t be here without them.”
Debbie or Anthony will be at the following locations:
Monday October 9th
10am – 12pm: Leyland charity shop
2pm-4pm: Longton boutique
Tuesday October 10th
2pm-4pm: Fulwood boutique
Wednesday October 11th
11am-12pm: Bamber Bridge shop
12-1pm: The Mill
Friday October 13th
12pm-1pm: The Mill
2pm-4pm: Chorley shop