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Changing people's perceptions is one of the biggest challenges we face in raising awareness of the help we can provide to those living with a life-limiting illness.

We have found personal stories help the most in overcoming people’s fears. 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 are interested in sharing your experience of our care to help others, please get in touch with our Communications Team.

All of the stories that have been shared with us are shown below. To find a story about a specific part of our care, please use the below filters:

Community Services     |     Day Therapy     |     Inpatient Unit

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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

Alan’s story

“In August 2019, my wife, Heather, spent two weeks staying on the Inpatient Unit at St Clare Hospice. It was...

Alan’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

Glenn’s story

"I have been going to the Day Therapy group sessions for eight weeks now, and I enjoy every minute of...

Glenn’s story