Since opening our doors to local people in 1981, Strathcarron Hospice remains an independent charitable organisation, relying on very generous support from the public.

For reasons of patient confidentiality we are allowed use of the NHS email system, which may give reason for some confusion, but we are wholly independent. This enables us to adapt to the needs of patients and their families in a dynamic way. As an example, when it became apparent more people were making the choice to die in their own home we introduced our Hospice@Home service. The Strathcarron Nurses support people in their own home to die peacefully and with dignity, surrounded by everything which makes it the place they call home. Initially this new service received Lottery funding but is now wholly funded by the Hospice with no local authority support.

Last Friday we said a sad farewell to Jenny, who was instrumental in developing the Hospice@Home service. Having set up and managed the Team she is now embarking on a well deserved retirement. To quote Jenny, she is thankful to have been given the opportunity to make such a positive difference to people’s lives and helped them die peacefully in a place of their choice. For the families left behind, it helps to know their loved one’s last wish was granted. From all of the Hospice team we thank Jenny for her dedication in making this happen.

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