Sophie’s mum, Maggie, was just 47 when she spent the last month of her life at The Hospice of St Francis.
“I will never forget the care, compassion and kindness the Hospice showed my mum as well as my dad, my sister, and myself during that time. Staff went above and beyond to help support our family through a traumatic time.
“They gave us the privacy to spend time together whilst we still had the support of the nurses when required, alongside the fantastic facilities. The beautiful gardens were a peaceful haven which we could go to when we needed a moment. My mum always loved having a bath and despite mobility issues, the Hospice made sure that was possible. During those last weeks, we were able to have our family dog, George, visit so that my mum could see him.
“Whilst the time that my mum spent at the Hospice was one of the most difficult times of my family’s life, I will always remember the Hospice with love as it allowed my family to be together for the last time, in a beautiful setting, surrounded by kind, compassionate people.”