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2nd September 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
When you know that someone you love has a terminal diagnosis you really want to make the time that you have left together matter – and that’s how it was with Suzanne and her sister Alice.
”My lovely sister Alice was first given the shock of breast cancer in 2017 and over the next couple of years she rang each of the ‘all-clear’ bells at the Hospital. We thought she was home free but in March 2019 she was given a terminal diagnosis.
Alice was visited at home by Dr McNeil, one ACCORD’s consultants, who suggested some time in the Hospice would help Alice. At this stage, we were devastated, as to us, a Hospice was where people go to die.
The staff treated Alice’s symptoms and we noticed an improvement in her health. I came to realise that the staff, doctors, auxiliary, cleaners, cooks physiotherapists and nurses were all a team that looked after all of their patients with love.
We visited most of the parks in the West of Scotland. We went to Troon and walked along the beach eating ice-cream. We drank prosecco with friends. We ate together in restaurants. We played cards and boards games round the dining room table with Alice’s niece and nephews. We went to church together. We had the time of our lives – time given to us by the Hospice.
Alice died in March of this year surrounded by her family who loved her and the caring staff of the Hospice who loved her too”
No one should have to die alone in pain or distress. As a charity ACCORD works hard to ensure that the people in our local community receive the best possible end of life care wherever they are – that might be at home, in hospital or at the Inpatient Unit at the Hospice.
By making a donation today you can help us to continue caring. You can help us to provide vital services locally to people who are living with a life limiting illness.