East Lancs Hospice continues vital care during COVID-19 pandemic

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East Lancashire Hospice Chief Executive Lyn Stevenson, has sent a message out to let people know the hospice is still providing care to those who need it, both in the hospice and in the community.

Lyn said: “Whilst we must respect social distancing, we all need to stay closer than ever so during this extremely difficult situation I wanted to offer you my personal best wishes and hope that you and your family are staying safe and well. During this challenging time, our hospice will remain open so that we can continue to provide care to our most vulnerable patients, and to ensure we can provide 24-hour care within our Inpatient Unit whilst continuing to provide support in the community in the best way we can to meet the increasing demands that are being placed upon us in this ever-changing situation. I can assure you that our patients as always are at the centre of all decisions that are being made as well as that of the safety of our staff. Our wonderful dedicated team of doctors, nurses and support staff are working incredibly hard to continue to offer care and support, as we have done for the past 35 years."

She added: “I am very proud of our hospice, its staff and volunteers and the work they do. However, we wouldn’t be here without the support we have received from the people of East Lancashire over the last 35 years, you are truly special and I personally couldn’t be more proud.”

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Hospice Chairman, Graham Parr, added his own personal message to the staff. He said: "On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank our staff who have risen to the enormous challenge of maintaining the high level of care to our patients and their families in very difficult and challenging circumstances. We have had to close, for the time being, our retail shops and furniture warehouse along with the cancellation of many fundraising events and being a charity, this will have a big impact on our funding income. Things will be tough into the foreseeable future, but working together with you, our community supporters and our corporate supporters, we will come through this. I can assure you all that the Board of Trustees has, as its top priority, the continuing provision of a high quality caring service to our patients and their families whilst ensuring the welfare of our excellent staff and volunteers who are working so hard in difficult and challenging circumstances. Thank you so much for your ongoing support.”

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