Patient Stories



We understand that you will have many questions about what hospice care means and how Saint Francis Hospice could help you. Here are some real stories, kindly told to us by patients and their loved ones.
If you would like to share your experience of Saint Francis Hospice, please get in touch with our communications team, who will be happy to hear from you. 
Joanne and Annabel
Joanne's Story

"The doctors and staff were so lovely and I don't know how we would have managed without the Hospice."

Read Joanne's Story

Alfred Robinson with his daughter Samantha Job
Samantha's Story

"Everybody I encountered was so lovely and compassionate. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Read Samantha's Story

Andy and Jennifer
Andy's Story

"I came in and I loved it and I have been coming every week since. I would be lost without the hospice."


Read Andy's Story

Katy, Alex and Sky 2
Alex's Story

"I was given between two days to two weeks to live and as soon as I knew what was happening I wanted to be in my own home."

Read Alex's Story

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Wood Family Story

"My daughter has the support she needs and my mum has been able to unburden herself too. I finally feel like I'm getting her back."

Read The Wood Family Story

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Carly's Story

"I don't know what we would have done if we did not have Saint Francis Hospice on board."



Read Carly's Story

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Teresa's Story

"Rob wanted to come here so I could be his wife again."





Read Teresa's Story

Gloria Alexander laughing with a patient
Gloria's Story

"What they do at Saint Francis Hospice is like gold."





Read Gloria's Story

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Pam's Story

"We don't talk about the illness, we talk about life."



Read Pam's Story

Geoffrey-Elmore
Geoffrey's Story

"I'm so glad I came here, now."



Read Geoffrey's Story

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Amanda's Story

"Thank you for allowing us that time with him."



Read Amanda's Story