Bury Hospice is well known for providing care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and supporting their families.
Our specialist team of nurses can help as soon as a life-limiting illness is diagnosed, supporting patients and their families at every step of their palliative and end-of-life journey at the Hospice and in the community. Whether it is using their expert knowledge of pain management and symptom control or supporting their family members, our nurses are there to provide care, hope and support.
It is our mission to ensure that we are able to develop our services to continue meeting the needs of people with life-limiting illnesses and make sure excellent patient care is at the heart of everything we do.
Our nurses are truly committed to ensuring everyone is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. They take a holistic approach to a patient’s illness and also the wellbeing of their family.
The team of nurses take time identifying what a patient wants and needs and work with them and their family to do whatever they can to make it happen.
As well as the medical side, they offer emotional and psychological support which helps people through their difficult times.
Our nurses work flexibly with resilience, motivation and passion to provide care and support to our patients and families.
Bury Hospice is constantly evolving to meet demands and deliver our vision to ensure that it is sustainable and here to help patients and their loved ones for many years to come. Our ultimate goal is to support more people across Bury.
I joined Bury Hospice on August 1st, 2022 from Airedale Hospital where I had spent the last 8 years as a clinical nurse specialist in palliative care (CNS), with the last 5 years as the manager of the specialist palliative care team.
Prior to this, I worked in ICU for 10 years.
My passion for palliative care developed whilst I worked in ICU, wanting to make a difference and enabling patients and relatives to have a say and a choice. From there I went to Airedale, where as a CNS I was able to make and see the difference this made to the patients and their relatives. Taking the time to really listen to a patient and their loved ones, managing their symptoms, finding out what was important to them now and meeting their wishes can make all the difference to them.
I have always felt it is an honour and a privilege to work in palliative care, patients and their loved ones are letting a complete stranger into their lives at what is the worst time of their lives. To treat them as a person and not as a disease or illness - no matter what, the person still exists and they define the illness and not the illness defining them. Giving them back their lives in an adapted form and allowing them to shout, laugh, cry and scream, enabling them to feel human again without the fear of upsetting a loved one.
People always say it must be sad working in palliative and end-of-life care but this is far from the truth. Yes it can be sad at times and we also cry with the patient and their loved ones but there are more smiles and laughter in Bury Hospice. This is the one thing that is commented on more than anything, that it is a happy place and not sad like expected and patients and families like that. It can be extremely hard at times, especially when you can relate on a personal level to the patient and loved ones but that to me just shows we care.
£10 a month could pay for a bubble bath for a patient.
£15 a month could pay for a member of our outreach team to visit a patient in their own home.
£25 a month could pay for a patient to be cared for by a specialist nurse in our Inpatient Unit.
Sponsor a Nurse today and help us provide specialist care for people across Bury when they need it most. You will also receive a free Sponsor a Nurse Pin Badge as a thank you for sponsoring our nurses.
For further information please contact Bury Hospice on:
Rochdale Old Road
Charity number: 1136843
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