“It has provided me the opportunity to meet other patients and to talk openly and safely without the fear of causing distress to my loved ones.”

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Helen was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago and since attending the Day Hospice at Florence Nightingale Hospice, she has found the confidence to live as she wants to without too many ‘what ifs’.

Helen said, “The Hospice has supported me by providing expert physical and psychological support with weekly meetings that enable the staff to promptly review the effect of any interventions they have suggested. It has provided me the opportunity to meet other patients and to talk openly and safely without the fear of causing distress to my loved ones. It has made me realise how lonely I was beforehand and meeting other people who are in my situation has been amazing.

“A great deal of thought and planning has gone into the Day Hospice, making it a truly therapeutic experience and much more than just a get-together. Nothing that I raise is considered trivial and the hospice fills in the gap that promotes quality in my life. My family have noticed a positive effect on my mood since attending the Day Hospice.”

Florence Nightingale Hospice can continue to support people like Helen thanks to the funding from The Hospice Lottery and are extremely grateful to all lottery players for their support.