Stories from local people

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Sharing the stories of those who have experienced St Clare Hospice’s care and support can help others to learn more about what experiencing hospice care is really like.

Here, you can read about other local people’s experiences with St Clare Hospice, to help you build a picture of what it is like to receive support from us.

We know that, sometimes, people may feel anxious about accessing our care due to all sorts of myths around hospices. The truth is that hospice care is just as much about living well, as it is about dying well – and with dignity. We hope that by reading about other people’s experiences, you may feel reassured that your care with St Clare will be led by you, and tailored to your individual needs and wishes.

We have created this area as a place to share the stories and experiences of patients, their family members and carers who have spent time with St Clare.

If you have experienced support from St Clare Hospice and would like to share your story with us, we’d love to hear from you:

Email us on communications@stclarehospice.org.uk


Click the links below if you’d like to read people’s stories for a particular area of our care:

Community Services     |     Day Therapy     |     Inpatient Unit

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Pat’s story

"I had the St Clare Hospice at Home team come and help; they were brilliant, everything went well and I’m...

Pat’s story

Alan’s story

“The support we received from St Clare Hospice, at one of the most difficult times in our lives, was transformative....

Alan’s story

Stuart’s story

"The environment at St Clare’s was amazing. Everyone there cares so much for the whole family, as well as the...

Stuart’s story

Carley’s story

"For us, as a family, the support of St Clare Hospice at Home team when we needed it the most...

Carley’s story

Tony’s story

"It was a weight off my shoulders and a sense of relief, more than anything, that Collette was in a...

Tony’s story

Pam & Sylvy’s story

“Sylvy is my Compassionate Neighbour, but she’s also my friend. I always look forward to Mondays, it gives me something...

Pam & Sylvy’s story

Brian’s story

“When I first came to Physiotherapy Group it was a real struggle to just climb the stairs at home… But...

Brian’s story

Terry’s story

“My wife, Barbara, first become ill back in 2002. She was in and out of hospital around twice a year,...

Terry’s story

Barbara & Wendy’s story

In February 2019, we launched our Bereavement Café service here at St Clare Hospice. Barbara and Wendy both attended our...

Barbara & Wendy’s story