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The Hospice of St Francis' open day will showcase care and services
A local hospice is opening its doors to the public as part of Hospice Care Week at the beginning of October.
On Tuesday, October 8 from 3pm to 6pm, The Hospice of St Francis, which is one of the local hospices to Abbots Langley and Kings Langley residents, is holding an open day and inviting local people to understand a little more about our hospice care and what services local people can access.
Held in the Spring Centre, the afternoon will include the unveiling of a new two-minute film about The Hospice of St Francis directed by international film director, David Wachs, plus an introduction by Hospice Director, Dr Ros Taylor.
There will also be clinical staff on hand, a chance to go on a tour of the hospice and the opportunity to book a taster complementary therapy session.
People will also be able to find out more about the hospice’s self-management programmes including fatigue management or exercise sessions and enjoy stalls, music and complimentary tea, coffee and cakes.
Sarah Russell, Director of Education at The Hospice of St Francis, said: "Hospice Care Week is so important to raise awareness of the work we do here at The Hospice of St Francis. I still meet so many people who still think that hospices are just for very sick people at the end of their life. In fact, we offer support for people with life limiting illnesses right from diagnosis at our new Spring Centre, as well as programmes for carers, support for children and a variety of courses for those facing loss.
"We are evolving so fast as a movement and I’m pleased that initiatives such as Hospice Care Week will help us to actively engage with our local community and enable more openness and discussion as to how to live well with advancing illness."
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