"Thank you to everyone who continues to support us; you really are amazing"
As our clinicians and staff continue to selflessly work around the clock to provide care to our patients, we have been overwhelmed by the support from family and friends, neighbours and strangers, local businesses and organisations, schools, churches and supporters from all walks of life who see Saint Francis Hospice as an essential part of the local community.
So much has changed in a short period of time - the world around us, our neighbourhoods, gathering spaces, the places we work and call home.
I wanted to let you know how much the local community has rallied to help each other and I wanted to say thank you for reaching out and helping our loved ones and neighbours through the most difficult period as a nation, that we have ever had to face.
Your donations of money, personal protective equipment and goods are a daily reminder of the generosity inherent in this community and we wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, you are amazing.
The support this local community gives to local people needing the experience and care that Saint Francis Hospice can give means so much, to so many local people.
People like Nabeel from Harold Wood who was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumour at the age of 39. Your support helped provide the six weeks of care where our experienced team of doctors and nurses looked after his every need.
People like Tilly whom we supported with bereavement therapy at her school. Her beloved Grandad spent four weeks at the Hospice, in peace and in comfort at a very difficult time in their lives.
People like Mimi, who at the age of 36 had to deal with the news that her cancer had spread to her bones. Mimi was cared for by Saint Francis Hospice and after 18 days of round the clock care, died peacefully at our hospice, aged 39.
During this unprecedented time our local community is looking to Saint Francis Hospice for help, to provide the same exceptional and compassionate care that they expected from us prior to COVID-19. In everything we do and with every decision we make, this is our absolute priority.
Thank you to everyone who continues to support us through these really difficult times, you really are amazing.