Clive and his family's story

“The nurses have really been able to support my mum. When dad’s medication needs to change it can be stressful for her, but now the nurses organise it all and it really takes the pressure off." 

Clive Ashby, of Great Kingshill, is currently being cared for by the hospice at home nursing team. 

Currently the hospice at home team are visiting Mr Ashby, a former England rugby player, once or twice a month, which has proved a great help to his family.

Clive's daughter Lucy explains: “The nurses have really been able to support my mum. When dad’s medication needs to change it can be stressful for her, but now the nurses organise it all and it really takes the pressure off. The nurses act as a liaison with doctors and other medical professionals as needed and this is very helpful.

“Having the nurses there also means she has someone to talk to and to answer questions. They can explain what is happening and what is likely to happen in the future. There is always someone at the end of the telephone too because of the charity’s 24 hour responsive nursing service and it is reassuring to know they can come out day or night if needed.

“We are very lucky to have Rennie Grove Hospice Care in our area; I am not sure what we would have done without it.”

May 2015