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Adapted Shakespeare Hospice van will give disabled patients 'a new lease of life'

Ian Hughes 27th Jul, 2019

GREATER freedom beckons for disabled hospice patients thanks to a new adapted van.

The Shakespeare Hospice recently took delivery of a ‘Ford Independence’ van which will see carers able to transport patients with disabilities.

Among those are 21-year-old Henry who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder which causes muscle degeneration and weakness. He uses the transitional care service – for young people moving between child and adult services.

And the hospice user says the van will give him a new lease of life.

Care nurse Hazel Godwin said: “Henry is overjoyed with the van and is particularly looking forward to being able to attend some summer festivals. He has even expressed an interest in working in the charity sector in IT.

“It is fantastic van will give him more freedom”


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