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Our care: Personal stories

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

07 January 2014

James on our in-patient unit

James is a wonderful married Irish man, 77 years of age with a previous long career in telecoms. James kindly shared his experience with Donna Talbot, the charity's fundraising and marketing in November 2013...

07 January 2014

Marie in day therapy

Marie has been visiting the day therapy unit, which is funded by the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, for the past six weeks and Donna Talbot, our fundraising and marketing manager, was delighted to have the opportunity to talk with her. Marie is currently halfway through the programme which has been created to help Marie manage her symptoms and other elements of her illness....

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: ...