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Saint Francis Hospice proudly opens new service Pemberton Place

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Saint Francis Hospice came alive with excitement on Wednesday (18th October) Pam Court CEO, was thrilled to invite Sir Trevor Brooking to officially open their new model of outpatient services called 'Pemberton Place'.


The family of Kay Miller from Upminster, whose legacy gift provided the funding for the service, were in attendance.  Kay's brother, Keith (Miller) and niece Katherine (Miller) travelled from Wales for the occasion and were joined by Kay's friend Eileen Orriss. 


It was fitting that Sir Trevor Brooking was there to do the official honours as Kay was a lifelong West ham fan and the family were thrilled with the acknowledgment of her legacy gift.


Sir Trevor said "the legacy that Kay left was incredibly generous and will enhance the lives of many local people.

"It will have a great impact on the lives of the people who come here and I want to take this opportunity to wish the staff and volunteers of Pemberton Place every success.


"My wife Hilkka and I have been supporters of Saint Francis Hospice for a long time having known a number of people who received wonderful care here at the end of their lives."


Pam Court paid tribute to the hospice staff "a lot of hard work has gone into the remodelling of this service and I would like to thank our staff and volunteers for all their efforts. 


The changes we have made will allow more people to access our service, which is fantastic."


Pam also paid tribute to the patience and generosity of Sir Trevor & Lady Brooking "Sir Trevor's patience with 'selfies' and autographs was incredible and it is an afternoon that will live long in the memory of everyone present."


The Mayor of Havering Linda Van den Hende and the Mayor of Redbridge, Linda Huggett spent the afternoon mixing with staff and volunteers, learning about Pemberton Place and the outpatient services on offer there.

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