This group is designed to promote more effective support for the families and friends of Hospice and Macmillan patients. The group has developed its own agenda over time and has stimulated friendship and mutual understanding between all participants: patients, carers, staff and volunteers. Amongst other things, the group provides a regular opportunity for integrated service user feedback. Both carer and cared-for person are invited to come along together.
It is often the case that the healthcare needs of an ill person must be given priority in the family’s day to day routine. Commonly, this is both necessary and appropriate, but over time carers in such situations can become very tired, physically run-down, socially isolated or depressed. Watching someone you love become ever more poorly can be intensely disheartening. We hope this group will grow to share warmth, care and understanding with all those who are affected in this way.
The Hand-in-Hand group meets monthly at St Michael’s Hospice from 11 am – 2 pm. If you, or someone you know, are interested in learning more, please contact Debbie Emmett, on 01432 851000 or firstname.lastname@example.org