Day Hospice patients go on trip to Hartwell House and Spa

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We were delighted to help the Day Hospice team organise their very first day trip for five patients at the end of September. The patients were transported from the Hospice to Hartwell House and Spa by the amazing BARTS community bus. On arrival they received such a warm and wonderful welcome from the Hartwell House and Spa team.

Laura Griffiths, Day Hospice Deputy Sister told us “We arrived with a feeling of genuine happiness and excitement for the day ahead. One of our patients said she ‘felt loved’ and, after having her nails painted, another patient came out proudly displaying her hands, with the biggest smile on her face. We then had the most delicious afternoon tea in an exclusive dining room, and we were looked after beautifully. It was during this tea that one of our patients declared she just ‘felt normal’.

For us as staff, we felt that we had been part of such an immensely special day, it left us with the most wonderful feeling of happiness and gratitude that the charity allowed us to fulfil this day trip and create some wonderful memories for everyone. We hope to do more trips in the future as it’s so important for patients to have a safe, worry-free experiences outside the home and hospital.”

We would like to thank Hartwell House, BARTS community bus and our wonderful Hospice staff and volunteers for making this special day trip possible.

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