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Shakespeare Hospice thanks frontline staff for response during pandemic

Laura Kearns 17th Jun, 2020

THE SHAKESPEARE Hospice has thanked its frontline staff for their ‘wonderful’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The charity has changed how it works due to the outbreak, with much of its support done virtually and access to its hospice building restricted. The Hospice at Home nurses are continuing to visit patients at home.

Chief executive Angie Arnold has thanked staff for their ‘swift’ response.

She said: “I’m really proud of the way our clinical teams have responded to ensure that we continue to provide our much-needed care.

“For our Hospice at Home team, wearing PPE has become the norm and is not easy to work with.

“We are very grateful for the emergency funding from the government and for the wonderful response from our very generous community in supporting us through these difficult times.

“Thank you everyone for your unfailing support.”

And the hospice is gradually reopening its shops, starting with its Furniture and Homeware shop on Avenue Farm on Tuesday (June 23).

Social distancing measures will be in place with hand sanitiser stations, perspex screens at tills, additional cleaning and a 72-hour quarantine and sanitising procedure for donated goods.

Email stockdonations@theshakespearehospice.org.uk to donate any items.

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