Peggy’s story

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"My husband Terry was adamant that he would not spend his final days in hospital, and as one of the first patients to be supported by St Clare’s Hospice at Home service, we were able to honour his dying wishes and care for him at home, where he died peacefully not long after we had celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary."
A happy husband and wife

“It was a terrible, terrible blow to lose him from my life but I have really happy memories of our last few days together at home thanks to the support we both received from the St Clare team.”

“Terry was fiercely determined to stay at home. It’s where he’d always lived, and the St Clare Hospice at Home nurses were just wonderful. So kind and knowledgeable; I knew Terry was in safe hands. They kept him as comfortable as possible and spent lots of time talking to us about what was going to happen, helping us not to be afraid of the future.”

“It was such a relief to be able to hand over his care to someone I knew I could trust, right from the start.”

“Terry was so much more relaxed being at home. Our 14-year-old grandson came round to see him and laid on the bed for hours just chatting to him, which could never have happened at the hospital. The St Clare staff worked so hard to keep him peaceful. I would have been delighted to have paid for his care but no, we were told everything was given freely, which just astonished me.”

– Peggy

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