Dignitaries sing praises of 'special' hospice facility in Rugby - The Rugby Observer

Dignitaries sing praises of 'special' hospice facility in Rugby

Rugby Editorial 6th Aug, 2023   0

A ‘SPECIAL’ facility in Rugby which helps people with life limiting illnesses has been singled out for praise by Rugby’s Mayor, the High Sheriff of Warwickshire, and a representative of The King during a visit.

Mayor Maggie O’Rourke, High Sheriff Sophie Hilleary and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire Eric Wood visited The Myton Hospices’ Rugby Myton Support Hub to find out more about the services on offer for the people of Rugby.

Coun O’Rourke, Sophie and Eric met with Myton’s Patient and Carer Wellbeing Services Lead Tracey Evans, and Deputy Director of Nursing Jodie Morris, to see the facilities and hear about future plans for the Hub.

Coun O’Rourke said: “It’s wonderful to see all the new initiatives running out of the Hub, supporting people with life limiting illnesses and their families and carers.

“It’s really important to look at the family when supporting these people. It is truly very special.”

High Sheriff Sophie Hilleary said: “It was a fascinating visit, seeing all the staff and volunteers. I look forward to hear about the new projects coming to fruition.”

Deputy Lieutenant Eric Wood added: “It was a fascinating visit on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire. I’d like to thank all the volunteers who work so hard to support the fantastic work carried out by everyone at Myton.”

Tracey Evans, Patient and Carer Wellbeing Services Lead, said she felt privileged that the visitors wanted to spend time at Myton to learn about its services and impact on the local area.

She added: “They came with a wealth of knowledge that will benefit people across Coventry and Warwickshire. I’d like to say thank you to each of them and we are looking forward to working alongside them in the future.”

Rugby Myton Support Hub, based in the grounds of St Cross Hospital in Barby Road, sees Myton team up with experts and organisations across the county to provide information, support, advice and guidance to anyone aged 18 or over with a life limiting illness, and their families and carers.

The Hub is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm (excluding Bank Holidays). All support is provided free of charge, with no referral or appointment needed.

The Myton at Home service also has staff based at the Hub and is designed to enable patients to remain at home, and for them and their loved ones to be supported in their final weeks or days of life.

Call 01788 550085 or visit www.mytonhospice.org for more information.


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