Weston Hospicecare’s ten community nurses cover more than 23,000 miles in northern Somerset every year delivering top class care to patients with life-limiting illnesses.
On Monday 2 March, community nurse Katie returned to her car nearby the hospice’s Jackson-Barstow House in Uphill to find it had been tampered with.
The offenders removed the catalytic converter and their scandalous actions meant the car was written off and appointments, which Katie had been due to carry out, had to be postponed.
Amanda Gough, who leads the community nurses at Weston Hospicecare, says their actions caused a huge disruption within the team.
She said: “It’s just a sad state of affairs that individuals have stooped to this level without any consideration about the impact it has caused.
“Not only for Katie, but also Weston Hospicecare patients who are relying on the support provided by nurses to manage symptoms and pain caused by their life-limiting conditions.
“The impact caused by the criminals’ actions has been huge.”
The actions of the vandals have not only caused distress to patients and their families but also emotional and financial stress to Katie and her family.
If anyone has any information about the incident, please call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5220051132.