Outpatient Services – Your Stories

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.

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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 using St Clare Hospice Outpatient Services.

If you are interested in sharing your experience of our care to help others, please get in touch with our Communications Team.

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Andy’s story

“Once you sit back and listen to the others talking you understand they are going through what you are. You...


Craig’s story

“Looking back, I realise I was probably trying to be superhuman. Even if you think you can do everything for...


Garry’s story

“That session on anxiety was very useful; it meant a lot to me. I learnt some techniques about how to...


Brian’s story

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


Glenn’s story

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


John’s story

“St Clare has helped me to feel able to communicate with people better, to ask them how they are and...


Steve’s Story

“People are frightened when they hear the word ‘hospice’. But the difference St Clare has made to me is unbelievable....


Charlie’s story

“I have noticed a change in myself since coming to St Clare – the difference the care has made has...


Katherine’s story

“St Clare doesn’t just help with the practical and medical things. They are there to support you emotionally and to...


Wendy’s Story

“St Clare has been an absolute Godsend. I tell everybody about all the different things they do at St Clare’s...