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Coronavirus: Shakespeare Hospice urgently needs suport

Ian Hughes 7th Apr, 2020

The Shakespeare Hospice needs you.

The Shottery-based hospice has been adapting in the face of the coronavirus crisis to ensure it can reach those most in need – but also urgently requires the support of the general public.

A spokesperson said: “Our Hospice at Home team continue to work on the frontline, working in situations made increasingly more challenging by the current crisis. We are already feeling the impact of this crisis as the demand for our support is increasing.

“Our Adults Bereavement, Children’s Counselling and Day Hospice services are all being delivered remotely by telephone, providing a valuable lifeline and much needed support.

“We are working side by side with our fellow health and social care professionals in this challenging environment to support each other.

“Like many other health care professionals, the delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been delayed and a recent appeal to our community for items has been overwhelming and gratefully received. In particular, in caring for our patients at end of life, wearing the necessary PPE has also been particularly challenging, a reality of the times in which we are now operating.

“We have been heartened by the incredible support from Mudwalls Farm who are delivering packs of vegetables each week for our team take out to our patients and their carers who have been so very grateful.

“As your community hospice we thank you so much for all of your support, your spirit is shining through all of these challenges.”

The hospice is in urgent need of support. Visit www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk to donate or discover other ways to help.

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