A family has made a donation to St Catherine’s Hospice following the ‘wonderful’ hospice care given to their mother.
The personal donation was made by the family of Barbara Bayley, together with a donation from Lostock Hall Glass, which is co-owned by Barbara’s son Steve.
Barbara was admitted to St Catherine’s in 2016, following a series of hospital stays for various medical conditions. The hospice’s specialist doctors and nurses made adjustments to her medication and helped to get her symptoms under control, with the result that she was then able to leave the hospice.
Barbara’s daughter-in-law and co-owner of Lostock Hall Glass, Chris Cookson, said: “Barbara stayed in the hospice for around six weeks, and the care she received was amazing; they couldn’t do enough for us.
“The hospice helped in every way they could – they even organised a nursing home for Barbara to stay at once she left the hospice.”
St Catherine’s fundraising officer, Hayley Jackson, said: “People are often surprised to learn that the hospice isn’t just a place where people come to spend their final days. Our specialist care is about helping people to be comfortable, maintain their independence and have the best possible quality of life. It often results in people being able to leave St Catherine’s and return home or to another place of care.
“We’re extremely grateful for the donation of £1,250 from Barbara’s family and Lostock Hall Glass; it means we can continue providing our specialised care and support for local people when it matters most.”