Making the Connection in Hospice Care Week
5th October 2015
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Local Hospice Care charity Phyllis Tuckwell plans to use this national awareness week as an opportunity to spread the word about the supportive and end of life care which it offers to local people living in West Surrey and North East Hampshire.

Phyllis Tuckwell has cared for those facing cancer, motor neurone disease, or another serious progressive illness, for over 35 years. It supports over 250 local patients and relatives every day, caring for them at the Hospice in Farnham, at The Beacon Centre in Guildford and in their own homes.

This year Hospice Care Week, which includes World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on 10th October, has taken the theme of ‘Connecting Care’. During the week, Phyllis Tuckwell will highlight the special role which it plays in connecting patients, families, staff, healthcare professionals, care homes and hospitals.

Phyllis Tuckwell works with other local healthcare providers to ensure that its patients receive the best and most appropriate care for their condition. It strives to ensure that patients are able to choose where they want to receive this treatment – whether at the Hospice, the Beacon Centre or at home, and is a key partner between patients, district nurses, GPs and hospitals. As well as medical and clinical care, it offers therapies, counselling and social work advice, often contacting local health authorities or borough councils on behalf of patients, to apply for benefits, disability funding or arrange other practical support.

The role which Phyllis Tuckwell provides in connecting end of life care within the local community is comprehensive and vital, and the care and support which it offers – free of charge - is invaluable to those who are going through the most difficult of times. To find out more about how Phyllis Tuckwell is connecting care in your community, visit their website

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For press enquiries and alternative pictures contact: Jen Barnes at Phyllis Tuckwell on 01252 729433 or email jen.barnes@pth.org.uk

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Phyllis Tuckwell

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For over 35 years Phyllis Tuckwell has been supporting and caring for patients and families who have been given the worst possible news in West Surrey & North East Hampshire. We rely on the support of...

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