St Catherine’s Hospice Celebrates 30th Anniversary of it’s Incorporation
On Wednesday 7th December 2011 St Catherine’s Hospice will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the incorporation of St Catherine’s Hospice, Lancashire following the signing of the Memorandum and Articles of Association.
When St Catherine’s Hospice (Lancashire) Limited was formally incorporated and registered as a charity at Preston Town Hall there was no money, no premises, no doctors and no nurses but, determination, enthusiasm and goodwill were in abundance.
It was widely recognised that Central Lancashire desperately needed the services of a local Hospice and since the founding documents were signed and St Catherine’s has gone from strength to strength thanks to the fantastic support of local people.
In recent years, new services have been developed such as the community team that helps people to be cared for in their own home, refurbishments to help a relative stay with a patient overnight in the Hospice, the construction of the Woodside Clinic for Lymphoedema and other outpatient clinics alongside advances in technology to ensure patients get the right combination of treatment, therapies and support to suit them.
St Catherine’s is committed to maintaining the pioneering spirit of those founding members and is constantly looking at new ways and income streams to provide the best possible care to patients and their families. Since the 7th December 1981, the Hospice has served the needs of the local community and it will endeavour to continue to do so.
One of the founding members and Trustee, John Turner, remembers the day in his blog post
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