This week Rennie Grove Hospice Care will join forces with up to 200 other hospices across the UK to celebrate the diverse range of people involved in providing and supporting hospice care.
The theme for Hospice Care Week (9-15 October) - led by national hospice and palliative care charity Hospice UK - is ‘We are hospice care’.
From nurses to volunteers, chefs to occupational therapists and corporate partners to carers, the awareness-raising week will celebrate the contribution of everyone involved in hospice care.
Rennie Grove Hospice Care will be highlighting stories about their staff, volunteers, donors and supporters and encouraging members of the public to share these using the hashtag #WeAreHospiceCare.
Hospice care supports adults and children living with life-limiting illness to live life as fully as possible. The wide-ranging support provided by local hospices includes medical care, wellbeing therapies such as massage, emotional support such as counselling and volunteer-led support, including befriending. Each year across the UK 200,000 terminally ill people receive hospice care.
Jenny Provin, Chief Executive of Rennie Grove Hospice Care said: ‘Our people are among our greatest assets, and our supporters, staff and volunteers all contribute to the work Rennie Grove does in caring for people in Herts and Bucks who have life-limiting illnesses, providing support for them and their families. We value everyone’s contribution and aim to support and develop all our people in their work.’
Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of national hospice and palliative care charity Hospice UK, said:
“Hospice care is so diverse and involves many people with different skills and talents from all walks of life coming together to deliver incredible care. They are all united by their passionate commitment to the special ethos of hospice care and ensuring that everyone they support is treated with kindness, dignity and respect.
“Hospice Care Week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the rich and varied contribution of everyone who contributes to hospices across the UK and we hope the public will join in the celebrations and help share more widely the many personal stories that make up hospice care.”