Weston Hospicecare’s doctors, nurses and medical professionals care for patients as if they were family.

In 2015, the hospice cared for Noreen Woollacott before she died in the autumn.

Her daughter, Denise Fitch, says the doctors, nurses and clinical team are “angels” because of the compassionate care they gave.

Denise says “My lovely Mum, Noreen Woollacott was cared for and loved by Weston Hospicecare in September 2015.

“My brothers and I were in a state of shock when mum was admitted, we had been told only days before that she was dying and did not have long but from the minute we entered the hospice we felt that mum mattered to them as much as she mattered to us.

“Everyone was so kind, caring and dedicated to do everything possible to make Mums last days comfortable and peaceful.

“Before Mum passed away and she was still aware, she would hold onto any of the staff that came near, in an affectionate hug that came to be known as being ‘Noreend’ by the staff. It was so funny and comforting to hear.

“Mum passed away very suddenly just days after being admitted. The lovely doctors stayed with us and hugged me as I vocalised my devastation.

“I will never be able to thank everyone at Weston Hospicecare enough. The true definition of angels on earth.”

Weston Hospicecare support 2,000 people every year in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset and Sedgemoor areas impacted by life-limiting conditions.

It costs £4.2million a year to support running the hospice and only 20% of that comes from the government meaning our incredible supporters fund 80%.

To help secure the long term future of the hospice, please consider joining the A Minute A Month campaign today by clicking here and make a huge difference to your community.

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