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Stories about transforming end of life care at St Wilfrid's, including fundraising and much more

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Becoming St Wilfrid’s Head of Community Nursing
We spoke to Head of Community Nursing, Eirian Levell about the 14 years she has been at St Wilfrid's Hospice.
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‘The memories, emotions and sadness will never go away.’
In 2007, Claire Hadfield's father was cared for in the hospice in Mill Gap Road. She has kindly shared her memories of this time with us.
Women's Institute
Creating community links with St Wilfrid’s WI
We speak to St Wilfrid's WI President Deborah Becker to find out more about the first WI to be held at a hospice.
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A day of care on our Inpatient Unit
We spoke to our Nurses and Healthcare Assistants to learn about what a typical day of care looks like on the Inpatient Unit.
Mill Gap Road building at Gardens
Award winning gardens in Mill Gap Road
In 1993, David Wells designed the hospice gardens in Mill Gap Road. He shared his memories from the time.
Carol Stanley Parents Joyce And William Prentice
‘I was welcomed at any time of day’
Carol Stanley’s mother, Joyce Prentice, was cared for in 1986. Now, 35 years later, Carol has shared her family’s story.
Elaine French in running gear standing on road
A year of half marathons
In the run up to her 50th birthday, Elaine French is running 12 half marathons in memory of her father in law.
Corrie Paxton smiling
Early hospice memories from Corrie Paxton
Corrie Paxton was part of the committee that helped to set up St Wilfrid's Hospice in the early 80s. She has kindly shared her memories with us.
Complementary Therapy team in room at hospice
‘They called us the Lavender Ladies!’
Our Lead Complementary Therapists, Anna Kent and Angie Panteli, share how their role has changed over the years.
Janice with patient
‘A special time in my nursing career’
Janice Vanstone (née Pavey) worked on the Nursing Team at St Wilfrid’s Hospice for over four years when it first opened in 1983.
Christmas Dinner At Mill Gap Road
‘The kitchen became my domain’
The first cook at the hospice in Mill Gap Road, Ruby Clemence, shares her memories.
Denis Nolan With Daughter Zoe
The first St Wilfrid’s patient
In 1983, Denis Nolan was the first patient to be admitted to St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Sheila, his wife of 21 years, has kindly shared their story.
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