Phyllis Tuckwell in Guildford has launched its 40th anniversary Spring Appeal, highlighting the importance of making memories for patients and their families.
The campaign’s theme reflects on how valuable memories are to those spending precious last weeks and days with their loved ones. It is because these memories are so important that staff and volunteers at the hospice go the extra mile to help create them for patients and their relatives.
So far the hospice has arranged an impromptu walk down the aisle (in other words, the hospice corridor) so a patient could see her granddaughter in her wedding dress before the big day, an owl was welcomed to visit a patient, and another was serenaded with her favourite Bing Crosby classics by a local singer.
“Memories are so important,” says Caroline Rogers, Manager of the In-Patient Unit at Phyllis Tuckwell. “So, as well as providing clinical, therapeutic and emotional care for our patients and their families, we also work hard to help them with any special wishes they may have, which are personal to them. We have organised weddings, baptisms and christenings for our patients, and have had dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds and recently even a couple of alpacas visit our In-Patient Unit!”
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