The Verulam Regional Hospice held an Awareness March through the streets of Verulam on Saturday, 13 October 2018 to mark World Palliative Care Day.
Despite the rainy weather the march was a huge success as thousands of Saturday shoppers stood on the sides of Wick Street, Verulam to support the World Hospice Palliative Care Day. The march started at the BP garage in Verulam and proceeded to the Gandhi Park where talks were held and savoury stores were situated to raise much needed funds.
Sister Jenny Munsamy explained to the public the importance of Palliative Care and how the Verulam Hospice provided palliative care to the terminally ill patients in Verulam and its surrounding areas. This was followed by a talk by Dr Raksha Balbadur, a local voluntary medical doctor and a Spiritual Head attached to the Verulam Hospice.
Dr Raksha applauded the work of the Verulam Hospice and stated that palliative care is a multi-disciplinary approach to care for the patients with life threatening diseases where the medical doctors, nurses, social worker and care givers visit the homes of patients and provide holistic care. Verulam Hospice provides free palliative care to all patients on their Program of Care, mainly due to the generosity of the public. The public is invited to contact the Verulam Hospice at 032 5332764 for futher information.