This year the Hospice Care Week theme is ‘This Is What It Takes’ and is highlighting the many aspects that go into providing the world class end of life and palliative care provided by the UK’s 200+ hospices.
Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK, said:
“Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity, celebration and action, to raise the profile of, and help to change people’s perceptions of, hospice care across the UK. “There are more than 200 hospices across the UK that work to support individuals and families with end of life care. Roughly 83% of hospice care is delivered in the community, and that requires a network of staff that people do not necessarily see or know about. With the world dealing with the effects of COVID-19, expert end of life care is more important than ever – and hospices need our support.”
Message from Alex Whitfield, CEO of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: