My Mum, Eileen, passed away on 25th May 2020, after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer on the 11th May, we had no idea. Mum was alone when she was given the devastating news and she remained alone in hospital until the 16th May, it was horrendous.Mum was home for a few days and after we had been up the whole night together, as she was struggling, I contacted the GP and they arranged for Mum to go to ACCORD. My Mum's Mum passed away there in 1998 and so it was all of our wishes for Mum to be there too.
I think it is so important for people to know what an amazing place ACCORD Hospice is. That would sound strange to people, but it's peaceful and calming and you can feel the love within it.
I hope that others won't be in the same situation as us, although sadly I know some will, but I want them to know that if they are, ACCORD is there and the Hospice is nothing to fear, which I think many would.
Nora took part in This Is Your Life with Accord Zoom recently. We all enjoyed hearing about such a varied life and thought it should be heard. Nora has a phenomenal memory and many stories, this is just a snapshot.Read more
Linda Stark, 61, from successfully completed her own personal challenge of running the Edinburgh Marathon. Due to restrictions in place for the Pandemic, this had to be done virtually – but that didn’t stop Linda! “I’m 61, on my own and no children. I was widowed at 31 (Drew had a sudden and fatal heartRead more
Recently Kathy presented her Music Playlist on Accord Day Therapy Zoom, we had a fun afternoon enjoying her choices and sharing some of our own. A Music Playlist consists of your top pieces of music in life and the stories behind them…it is really a life journey. Here is Kathy’s playlist, if only you couldRead more