At Saint Catherine’s we are doing everything we can to keep our patients, families, staff , volunteers and supporters safe at this difficult time.
Our key clinical services are still running, which means that patients are still being cared for in the hospice and at home.
However, in line with Government guidance and with safety paramount, we have taken the decision to reduce some face-to-face services and restrict visitors on site.
Every decision being made is in the best interests of our patients, families, volunteers and staff.
We need your continued support and help more than ever as we continue to pay and support all our members of staff – we appreciate every donation, every message and every offer of support.

For current Government advice and help available for the extremely vulnerable, please go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Hospice Care Week 2021

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Hospice Care Week 2021

October 6th 2021

This week is Hospice Care Week – a chance to spread the word and raise awareness of the amazing work done by hospices all across the UK.

Hospice UK chief executive Tracey Bleakley said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, a huge impact on the hospice and end of life sector. Hospices have had to rapidly adapt – working non-stop to create new, innovative services to keep patients safe and connected, both at home and in inpatient units.

“From setting up virtual exercise classes to bereavement counselling and therapy sessions online, hospices up and down the country have gone above and beyond to reach thousands of patients and families with the care they so desperately need.

And hospices have done all this while grappling with ever-changing guidelines, adapting to wearing full PPE, and not being able to touch or hug patients and families – an aspect that forms such an important part of care. The pandemic has taken its toll on hospice staff and patients, and yet hospices are still there when they are needed most.

“That’s why Hospice Care Week is so important. After an incredibly difficult 18 months, this is the time to say thank you. To celebrate our amazing hospice sector, to thank everyone for working so hard and to ensure these vital services can continue for everyone; no matter who or where they are.”

www.hospiceuk.org/support-us/campaigns/hospice-care-week

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