Published on: Friday 11 Sep 2015 at 11:55
To raise awareness and understanding of hospice care, we are hosting the event on Saturday, October 10th for people to find out more about the services local people can access and how St Clare works together with other healthcare providers to improve the lives of those living with a life-limiting illness, and their families and carers.
Our new director of patient care Philip Ball said: “So many people fear the word ‘hospice’ because they think it is just a place where you go to die. Sadly, too many people in west Essex and the border of East Hertfordshire don’t receive the help they could receive from St Clare because of these fears and misperceptions and a lack of understanding about the wide range of services available, not realising that hospice care is about life and living, not just death and dying.
“If you’re interested in finding out more about the support St Clare is able to offer those facing one of life’s most difficult journeys, then please do come along and join us on the day.”
From 11am to 3pm, there will be the chance to chat to St Clare staff and volunteers, have questions answered, take part in mini workshops and have a guided tour around the Hospice.
The open day is being held to coincide with the end of national Hospice Care Week, which runs from Ocrober 5 to 11. This year’s theme is ‘Connecting care’.
Full details about the St Clare Open Day are available here.