A CLINICAL nurse at St.Luke’s Hospice in Basildon has shared the ways in which the Day Hospice service has evolved in response to social distancing measures.
Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Lauren Cockerell, spoke in a video (watch above) posted on the hospice’s Facebook page this morning.
St Luke’s Hospice, Basildon posted this message in accompaniment of the video: “For many, our Day Hospice acts as a safe haven by providing the opportunity to meet new people, share stories and take part in a range of activities.
“However, due to social distancing, it has not been possible for us to run our usual sessions, prompting staff to find new and innovative ways to communicate with patients and their families.
“Our staff in the Day Hospice are continuing to offer patients and their families tailored support throughout these uncertain times. We rely on your generosity and support – today more than ever.
“To donate, please visit www.stlukeshospice.com/donate-now. Thank you. #LoveStLukes”
The communities in Thurrock and Basildon continue to raise money and show support for the hospice in these unprecedented times.
Yesterday (Saturday 2 may), the hospice shared the story of Lee Phillips from Basildon, who has completed his very own 2.6 challenge as Captain America.
St.Luke’s said: “Lee was sponsored by his family to complete 26 push ups in an effort to raise money and spread awareness of our services during this tricky time.
“Thank you Lee, you truly are a (super)hero!
“Watch the video below to see Basildon’s very own Captain America in action!”
Looking for ways to fundraise from home? Head over to https://stlukeshospice.com/fundraise-at-home for tips, tricks and inspiration.
Earlier today, YourThurrock shared the story of the family who have created blue hearts in a moving show of gratitude to St.Luke’s Hospice for nurses’ care of their Granddad.