The hospice has been established for over 18 years now and their eight bed in-patient unit opened in 2000. They provide free of charge care to hundreds of patients and their families every day of the year, both at the Hospice centre in Hastingwood and in their homes. Their patients come from across West Essex and East Hertfordshire.
Their patients all have life-limiting illnesses. These can include cancer, end stage neurological, cardiac, renal or lung disease. A hospice is different to a hospital because of the way it cares for people. A hospice looks after the whole of a patient, not just physical symptoms. Dying is an emotional time and quite often raises spiritual questions and searching and St Clare’s offers counselling, social services, including financial advice and equipment to enable independence and dignity until the end.
The services the Hospice offers enable people to live their life to the full, without pain and with dignity until they die although many come to receive specialist treatment to control their pain and other symptoms. They then return home to their families. Others do choose to spend their last few days there, but the Hospice enables them to make the very most of that time.
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Volunteers from the St Clare Hospice will be raising funds at White Hart Lane on Saturday.