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Hospice Care Week 2019

Hospice Care Week
7th - 13th October 2019

Thank you for another brilliant Hospice Care Week!

During Hospice Care Week we held a series of events in a safe and supportive environment to encourage people to talk about 'the elephant in the room'.

The events included:

Marketplace event, including information about Wills, funeral planning and advanced care planning

Our 'planning for the future' marketplace event was an opportunity to find out more about free Wills for charity with McClure Solicitors, funeral planning with Mark Wait Funerals and advanced care planning with Dr Owen Lever, Associate Specialist in Palliative Medicine at St Oswald's.

 

In conversation with Dr Kathryn Mannix, best selling author of With the End in Mind

This event was an opportunity to hear from Dr Kathryn Mannix, author of the Sunday Times bestseller 'With the End in Mind'. The book was also shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize and is based on her over 30 years of experience as a doctor working in palliative care. Kathryn has recently toured the world with her book, and wants us all to know more, and be less afraid, about dying.

Death Café

At the Death Café, led by our Spiritual Care Lead, Davina, we encouraged attendees to engage in open conversations about death, eat cake and drink tea.