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Our care: Personal stories

Patients, relatives & staff share their experiences of hospice care and support

07 January 2014

Alan in day therapy

Donna Talbot, our fundraising and marketing manager was keen to speak to patients who were experiencing our care and was delighted when she was able to spend some time with Alan. As Donna approached, Alan's cheery smile, further illustrated in this photo, could be seen across the room. Here is Alan's story:...

07 January 2014

Andrew and Lymphoedema treatment

Andrew discovered he had cancer of the tongue in 2011, surgery and subsequent radiotherapy and chemotherapy caused swelling to Andrew's neck and jawline. Andrew was one of the first patients to be referred to Arthur Rank Hospice for Lymphoedema treatment from the Ear, Nose and Throat clinic at Addenbrookes hospital. Here is Andrews story: ...

07 January 2014

Luke in day therapy

Luke Dalton was first diagnosed with a large Bulla in his right lung requiring surgery in the mid-nineties, sadly a further 9 years on, he was diagnosed with the same condition on his left lung, again requiring surgery. Luke is now diagnosed as having lung disease (COPD). Here is Luke's story...