The Norfolk Hospice celebrates Hospice Care Week
Rebecca Walls (L) and Jennifer Hails (R)

The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House are celebrating Hospice Care Week (5 – 11th October) and to mark this campaign they have produced videos to highlight the outstanding care provided by The Norfolk Hospice and other hospices all over the UK.

Hospice Care Week is a national awareness campaign dedicated to celebrating hospices by shining a light on their hard work, sharing stories of what it takes to provide end of life care and raising funds to support them.

The Norfolk Hospice, who are based in Hillington, will be posting daily videos to their social media pages and website which will be exploring the subject of hospice care and busting the myths surrounding it. The colour theme for this year is yellow, so their charity shops will be decorating their windows in yellow and staff at the Hospice marked the start of the week by dressing in a variety of yellow items.

WEB Norfolk Hospice group shot

WEB Hospice shop Downham

Lyndsay Carter, Chief Executive at The Norfolk Hospice, said:

“Hospice Care Week is a great way for us to spread awareness in our local community and answer some common questions and misconceptions that people often have about end of life and palliative care.

“During a year like this and being on the frontline during a global pandemic, it is really nice for us to have a dedicated week which is all about celebrating the hard work that we do. At the same time, we hope that our videos will educate and raise awareness about what it takes to deliver hospice care.”

Nationally in the hospice care sector, there are over 40,000 staff, 125,000 volunteers and the services cost £1.4billion each year. The Norfolk Hospice have 127 staff members, 339 volunteers and it costs over £2.5million each year to run their essential services, which are all provided free of charge.

You can watch The Norfolk Hospice’s videos through their social media pages, YouTube channel and their website at www.norfolkhospice.org.uk.

The Norfolk Hospice is a registered charity that provides free care, comfort and compassion to residents in North and West Norfolk nearing the end of their lives. They also provide support and bereavement services for their families and friends.