St Clare’s Hospice opens its doors during Hospice Care Week

St Clare's Hospice is taking part in Hospice Care Week.
St Clare's Hospice is taking part in Hospice Care Week.

A South Tyneside hospice is opening its doors to help people learn more about its services.

St Clare’s Hospice, in Jarrow, is taking part in the annual Hospice Care Week.

St Clares Clinical Nurse Manager Vicky Bracey is backing the Gazettes campaign.

St Clares Clinical Nurse Manager Vicky Bracey is backing the Gazettes campaign.

Led by Hospice UK, the campaign encourages centres to raise awareness about the difference they make to end-of-life care,

St Clare’s, in Primrose Terrace, has provided palliative care to the people of South Tyneside with life-limiting illnesses for more than 25 years.

Staff are inviting members of the community to join them in celebrating Hospice Care Week by going along to their Afternoon Tea event on Thursday.

The event runs from 2pm to 4pm.

Hospice Care Week is a great way for St Clare’s to raise our profile in the area and invite members of the community to learn more about what we do.

Vicky Bracey, St Clare’s clinical nurse manager

It will include presentations from the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, and give people the chance to talk to staff about the hospice services.

Vicky Bracey, clinical nurse manager at St Clare’s, said: “Hospice Care Week is a great way for St Clare’s to raise our profile in the area and invite members of the community to learn more about what we do.

“In addition to the presentations by the Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK, we will also be offering an opportunity for small groups to have a guided tour of the hospice, which has been extensively renovated in the last few years, following a series of grants from the Department of Health.

“Places for the tour will be limited so please let us know if you would like to reserve a place.”

To book a tour place, contact Susan Welsh on 451 6378 or email susanwelsh@stclareshospice.co.uk no later than tomorrow.