Bassetlaw: Hundreds to celebrate hospice care week

Guardian News
Guardian News

Bassetlaw Hospice will be joining hundreds of other people across the country to celebrate hospice care week.

The week starts on Monday 6th October and will run until Friday 10th October.

To help celebrate the week, volunteers from Bassetlaw Hospice will be bag packing in Sainsbury’s on Newcastle Avenue, Worksop.

Fund Raising & Events Co-ordinator for Bassetlaw Hospice, Helen Eshelby said: “We are delighted to support this national awareness-raising drive.”

“We will be encouraging our supporters to share their stories and memories of hospice care, especially through social media #HospiceCareWeek, to help spread the word that hospice care is not only available in a hospice building.”

“We hope people will realise that hospice care is more diverse than they might first think and will become more aware of where else it is available, especially the support hospices offer to terminally ill people in their own homes.”

Demand for hospice care is growing.

The number of people aged 85 and over in the UK is expected to double in the next 20 years, with more people living for longer with chronic and often complex health conditions.