Hospice Care Week (8-14 Oct 2012)

Published on: 08/10/2012

Wirral Hospice St John’s will proudly be taking action during Hospice Care Week to help raise the profile of Hospice care. We invite you to take part in our short and anonymous survey about Hospice care.

As part of the Help the Hospices campaign, we are joining forces with more than 100 Hospices around the UK to highlight how Hospices reach out to support their local communities – and in our case specifically, the Wirral community.

Julie Gorry, Wirral Hospice’s Chief Executive, said: “It’s so important to us to be out there in the local community during Hospice Care Week. We are very grateful to all of our supporters and volunteers for making Wirral Hospice St John’s such a wonderful place to be. What’s crucial though is that we continue to make sure people know what patient care is available to them and how they can be looked after by our Hospice if it was ever needed.”

Across the week, staff and volunteers from Wirral Hospice St John’s will be out and about in the local community. These are some of the key locations we’ll be at:

  • Tue 9 Oct – Asda Birkenhead
  • Wed 10 Oct – St Catherine’s hospital
  • Thu 11 Oct – Asda Liscard
  • Fri 12 Oct – Asda Woodchurch
  • Sat 13 Oct – Marquee outside Wirral Hospice St John’s Heswall shop
  • Sat 13 Oct – Japan Day, Birkenhead library
  • Sun 14 Oct – Liverpool Marathon, water point at mile 11

Wirral Hospice St John’s has a team of 20 runners taking part in the Liverpool Marathon. There are also five runners taking part in the 10km leg of the route on the same day, including local MP Alison McGovern and two of her colleagues.

Alison said: “Wirral Hospice St John’s does a fantastic job and having recently visited the Hospice, I can really see the difference they make in looking after people when they really need that kind of specialist care. My team and I are very proud to be taking part in the 10km Liverpool on their behalf.”