Hospice support hub invites public to tour and talk - The Rugby Observer

Hospice support hub invites public to tour and talk

Rugby Editorial 9th Apr, 2024   0

A SUPPORT hub in Rugby for people with life-limiting illnesses is holding a public tour and talk during next month’s Dying Matters Awareness Week.

The Myton Hospices is inviting residents to find out more about the services on offer at the Rugby Myton Support Hub – and is encouraging the community to come together to talk about death, dying and planning for the future.

There will be an opportunity to meet the team, have a tour of the hub and ask questions.

A short presentation about Myton’s services will be delivered by Equity and Inclusion Officer Kate Blackford, and Communications Assistant Laura Dadson.

An attendee at last year’s event described it as: “An excellent, comforting tour of the extensive work carried out, and the important emphasis on not just end of life care”, with another adding: “It took the mystery out of a hospice. I could imagine myself here when the time arises.”

A third attendee said: “I didn’t realise there was so much at Myton and so many different services, above and beyond the end of life care.”

The event takes place on Tuesday May 7 at Rugby Myton Support Hub , on the grounds of St Cross Hospital, from 10am to 12pm. Visit www.mytonhospice.org/tours to register.

Myton’s Community Engagement Manager Olivia Bowskill will also be visiting National Trust property Coughton Court near Alcester for its Dying Matters Awareness Week activities on Friday May 10 from 12pm – 4pm.

She will be available to chat, answer questions and provide an insight into the hospices’ work.

Dying Matters Awareness Week, which takes place from May 6 to 12, aims to help communities to have conversations about end of life with healthcare professionals, family, friends or colleagues.

The Myton Hospices runs hospices in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick, and has the only hospice inpatient beds in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The charity cares for people aged 18 and over living with life-limiting illnesses. It has to raise £11million through donations and fund-raising this year to continue providing its free services.

Visit www.mytonhospice.org for more information, or to donate.


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