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"Heavenly Haven"

About: St Lukes Hospice

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

Became ill 2018. Diagnosed with cancer. Been coming to Hospice for over a year. I love meeting the dogs. I have tried the therapies. Cranial sacrol really helpful. I like coming as it's nice to be around people, the amazing gardens, and the super helpful staff. A good visit each week gives family a break too. Sound therapy is really good. It helps me. Met different people. Sharing stories helps too.

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Response from Caroline Cullen, Clinical Lead Nurse, Wellbeing Services, St Luke's Hospice 2 years ago
Caroline Cullen
Clinical Lead Nurse, Wellbeing Services,
St Luke's Hospice
Submitted on 02/08/2019 at 12:50
Published on Care Opinion at 13:08


Hi. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of St Luke's Hospice with Care Opinion. At the hospice we recognise that caring for a loved one with a life limiting illness can be a challenging time for families, one of our aims is to provide an environment where family members and patients feel supported.

We are pleased to hear you find the therapies helpful especially cranial sacral and sound therapy-I will pass on your comments to the therapists and the rest of the staff. The dogs who visit bring a lot of joy to many people especially for those who are no longer able to have pets at home. The visiting dogs are also good for initiating conversations and sharing memories.

As an organisation we are very fortunate to have beautiful gardens which are maintained by volunteers. Over the years the hospice have received many awards from the London Gardens Society. The gardens provide a tranquil space for patients, staff and visitors to sit and reflect alone or with each other. I will pass on your comments to the volunteer gardeners.

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