Duke of Gloucester visits Cumbria to mark 25-year Hospice at Home anniversary

gloucesterBy The National Churches Trust - Luke March, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, Pippa Jacob, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Duke of Gloucester was in Cumbria to mark the 25th anniversary of Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland.

Prince Richard praised the work of the volunteers and the staff. Among the volunteers was Nicola Irving, who began volunteering after her husband died five years following a battle with motor neurone disease.

Nicola told ITV, “It means everything. When you’re not well, you do just want to be at home. And because of the nature of Paul’s illness, he had motor neurone disease. It is such a specialist condition hospitals aren’t set up to care to something like that. And it really is sort of really focused on dying. To be brutally honest, service hospice home meant that Paul could live and live as much as it possibly could at home, which was really important.”

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