One year on: An update from our amazing community nurse you, our supporters, funded…

Katie Williams joined Weston Hospicecare’s team of community nurses in 2019 thanks to your support

“…sometimes it’s hard… sometimes it’s sad.  But, knowing we have been truly able to help someone who would have really struggled without us – makes everything worthwhile.”

It is difficult to believe that a whole year has passed since you, our loyal supporters, came to our aid to fund a much needed additional community nurse, Katie.

Your kind donations have benefited local people in so many ways.  Because of you, the nursing team are now able to offer better care for patients with more complex needs and we can get to patients who need an urgent visit sooner.

“As a nurse, the highs and lows are often intense, but I’m so grateful for the wonderful team around me. When things get tough, we are all there to support each other.  Equally, it is lovely to share our sense of satisfaction when making such a positive difference to people at the end of their lives.

I love it when patients tell me about their life stories, it’s wonderful that they want to share their happy memories with me.  Many smiles are shared, despite the challenges that lie ahead.

The current pandemic has, of course, created complications both in the way we are able to provide care and the conditions that our patients experience.

Nevertheless, thanks to people supporting the hospice through fundraising, donations and gifts in wills, we are well equipped to continue providing vital care. 

Despite restrictions, we have rolled up our sleeves and pulled together, and I’m really proud of the standard of care we’ve continued to provide. 

When I speak to other nurses, they ask what made me turn to hospice nursing. People say how hard it must be, and how much more emotionally difficult it most prove. 

Yes, sometimes it’s hard; yes, sometimes it’s sad.  But, knowing we have been truly able to help someone who would have really struggled without us – makes everything worthwhile. 

I’m proud of the work we do and love the role we play in this community. Whatever the circumstances of our patients, we’re there to help.”

Katie, Community Nurse

Your continued support of the hospice is vital.  If you’d like to stand by our side, please join our A MINUTE A MONTH campaign today by clicking here.  Thank you.

 

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