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Patient stories

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Lin Lacey

"My contact with Earl Mountbatten Hospice started last year when I was diagnosed with secondary bone cancer.  It was a huge shock. Community nurse Dee Curless was my first point of contact with the hospice and she came to visit me and my family.  She was so good at explaining everything and making us feel at ease; considering the situation she was so lovely and funny it was impossible not to smile! 

 

I use the John Cheverton Centre quite often for reiki; massages; make-up classes; yoga and pilates. I was so surprised at the size of Earl Mountbatten, especially the JCC.  It was all just so warm and welcoming with lots of friendly faces.  I love spending time there.  I feel relaxed; I feel I can leave my cancer behind and have a good laugh with some lovely, lovely people!

 

In three words I would describe the hospice as bright, caring and peaceful. It’s not how you imagine it will be.  We think it will be about death and dying but it's not like that at all.  It's full of lovely, warm, relaxing people!"

 

Lin died at the Hospice in December 2015 - she gave unwavering support to Earl Mountbatten and will always be warmly remembered by many of our staff and volunteers.

"So grateful the Hospice is here with necessary advice and support when it’s much needed. Massive thanks!"

 

 

Shirley French

"Without the support of the Hospice I would not be where I am today. The Hospice means a lot to me and many others who use it"

Pam Warr

“Coming to the John Cheverton Centre has given an additional dimension to my life. It keeps me in touch with people otherwise id be sitting at home on my own”​

John Granger

Roy Howard

"It has given me stability ; I have a great trust in all who work at the Hospice. Anyone coming in for the first time has nothing to fear. It may seem a bit daunting but when you get here it's relaxing with lots of laughter. Any fears you may have are gone."

 

Roy died at the Hospice in December 2015 - he gave unwavering support to Earl Mountbatten and will always be warmly remembered by many of our staff and volunteers.

"Coming to the John Cheverton Centre is very enjoyable and rewarding - I particularly enjoy the pampering!"

Sue Asher