Public urged to show their love for St Peter’s Hospice

PUBLISHED: 14:54 12 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:54 12 October 2018

Day hospice nurses at St Peter's Hospice. Picture: Johnny Flanagan

Day hospice nurses at St Peter's Hospice. Picture: Johnny Flanagan

Johnny Flanagan

The chief executive of St Peter’s Hospice says staff are always touched by the incredible messages families send them.

Simon Caraffi. Picture: Johnny FlanaganSimon Caraffi. Picture: Johnny Flanagan

The charity, which cares for people with life-limiting illness in North Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire, is taking part in Hospice Care Week to highlight the often unseen work which it is responsible for.

This year’s theme is Heart My Hospice in a bid to encourage people to show what it means to have the care they or their loved ones received.

Simon Caraffi, St Peter’s chief executive, said: “I love St Peter’s because I know how important the help is that we can give to those suffering from life-limiting illness and their families.

“Everyone who works for the hospice, whether paid staff or volunteer, is motivated by the desire to make our patients’ lives better, however long or short they may be.”

Hospices can be places of immense sadness given the nature of the care they deal with, but often are home to uplifting and heartwarming tales.

It is the latter which during Hospice Care Week that St Peter’s is keen to hear about.

Mr Caraffi added: “I am always touched by the messages of thanks we receive from patients and families for the care we have provided at the hospice and in their homes, and it would be great if readers contributed to our social media pages during Hospice Care Week, to spread the word about what we do for the people of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.”

It has been a busy year for the hospice, with work progressing on a new multi-million-pound inpatient unit.

Construction work continues and the inpatient unit is due to move back to Brentry from its temporary location in Keynsham later in the year.

Hospice Care Week runs until Sunday.

To find out more about the Heart My Hospice campaign, and see how you can join in, visit www.stpetershospice.org

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