“We are quite visible in the community and we have to put PPE on outside the patient’s house before we can go in. A lot of passers-by have witnessed us putting on PPE and plenty of times I have been congratulated or applauded and people have said ‘Well done nurse!’ It makes me feel very proud to be a frontline worker."
After Allison was diagnosed with heart failure, she found support in Hospiscare's Heart2Heart programme, which focuses on supporting people in living well with heart disease.
With the help of Hospiscare, Malcolm and Rob were able to get married just days before Malcolm died. Now their daughter Kelly wants to honour his memory by volunteering for the charity that made such a difference in his last few weeks.
“Hospices are amazing places. Just seeing everything that you do for your patients at Hospiscare means so much. John felt safe here.”
“The care and efficiency is second to none. I cannot praise the service we are getting too highly. Action is quick, feedback is prompt and the smiles and concern for both of us is unbelievable. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. You are wonderful.”
“Heart failure isn’t curable, it’s a serious long term condition. But with the support from the Hospiscare Heart2Heart sessions I am not as worried as I was before... I feel reassured with the help I’ve had, and thankfully the medication and advice seems to be working.”
Where we help
Caring in the heart of Devon
We support people across the heart of Devon, from Exeter to Okehampton. And in most of those towns, you’ll find a Hospiscare shop helping us raise vital funds!See our locations