Sue works at the Priscilla Bacon Centre, which is ‘twinned’ with Hospice Ethiopia. The twinning was set up in 2011 to make it easier for staff to share best practice, enable patients to receive high quality care and support Hospice Ethiopia in raising awareness of palliative care among professionals and the public.
The visit was the second time Sue and Jamie had been to Ethiopia. During their time in the country, they learnt about the care delivered by Hospice Ethiopia by visiting patients with illnesses such as AIDS and cancer in their own homes. The couple were also able to make recommendations and offer training to further improve the care provided by their African colleagues, while also learning more about conditions such as HIV.