Hospice Stars are recognised

Sarah McGaughey, Clinical Matron at Winchester Cathedral

Sarah McGaughey, Clinical Matron at Winchester Cathedral

The fantastic work being done every day by the team at Countess of Brecknock Hospice has been recognised with a special award from the University of Winchester.

Sarah McGaughey, clinical matron at the Hospice, attended a graduation ceremony at Winchester Cathedral to receive her University of Winchester Community Star Award.

Sarah said: “I was absolutely delighted to accept the award on behalf of the whole team at Countess of Brecknock Hospice, who do a tremendous job, both in the hospice and in the community.”

“I’m really proud of the work we do at the hospice and am very excited about the plans we have to expand our facilities at Andover War Memorial Hospital, which will allow us to care for more people, both in the hospice and as outpatients.”

“The ceremony was really lovely and very grand. It was a real honour to be there. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Dame Mary for nominating us and for the all of the hard work she and the rest of our fantastic trustees do for the hospice.”

Staff at the hospice were nominated for the award, which highlights and rewards the contribution of outstanding community organisations or individuals across Hampshire, by Dame Mary Fagan, the former Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and chairman of the Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust.

Watch Sarah speaking about the award on That’s Hampshire TV

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Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust -Covid-19 Update

Updated as of 15 April 2021:

Although Covid-19 restrictions are being relaxed, the Hospice is an acute medical facility and will remain closed to the public for the time being.

Please do not ask to be admitted to the Hospice as we need to protect our patients and staff.  Please put letters or donations in the Red Post Box in the porch. It is emptied regularly. 

Our Inpatient Unit is operating as normal but Visitor Restrictions remain in force.

Visits are restricted to close family only.  Number of visitors and duration of visits are also restricted.  Please speak to senior staff or call 01264 835288 to find out how this affects your family. 

All visitors to the Hospice must wear the required PPE, which will be provided.  Please do not come to the hospice if you have symptoms, are self-isolating or been in contact with someone with symptoms.

Thank you for your support and patience, and for helping to protect our patients and staff.

Michele Gard

Director of the Hospice Charitable Trust