Hospice at home to launch

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A new service to help people at the end of their lives in Peterborough is being launched by Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice.

The charity funded centre is launching a new Hospice at Home service thanks to funding received from the Morrisons’ ‘Raise a Smile’ partnership with contributions from Uniting Care Partnership and Marie Curie.

Paul Beland, Thorpe Hall Hospice at Home Coordinator said: “Research shows that around 70 per cent of people would prefer to die at home, yet around 50 per cent currently die in hospital when that may not be their preference. Our service can support people if a family or carer suddenly falls ill or is called away, or symptoms suddenly worsen at home in the middle of the night.”

If you or a family member think you could benefit from this new service and would like to discuss it in more detail, please contact Sue Ryder direct on 01733 225936.

The new service will become operational on November 1.