Care at Christmas

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Care at Christmas
Along with many essential services, hospice care continues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - on inpatient wards, and in people's homes.

So even on important festive holidays, such as Christmas, Hannukah, Diwali or Eid al-fitr, hospice staff are working tirelessly to make those days as joyous, ‘normal’ and memorable as possible for the people in their care.

Annemarie, a healthcare assistant here at Wakefield Hospice, is one of those people. She’s worked at the hospice every Christmas Day for the past 24 years, giving her time to be with patients and their families, and making what may be their last Christmas together as special as possible.

While many of us are enjoying quality time with our own families, Annemarie describes what it’s like for families at a hospice, where incredible care doesn’t stop for the holidays.

Read the full story via Hospice UK