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We believe everyone facing life-limiting illness should receive the care and support they deserve. Read our patient and family stories and see the difference your support makes to local people.


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Sam and Monty

Sam was anxious about staying in a hospice, she talks about her condition and how her perception of hospice care has changed since her stay.

Sam’s Story



Audrey and Phil fell in love as teenagers and were married for over 50 years. Phil describes the care Audrey received as well as the support provided to him.

Audrey’s Story


Ted and Chrystabell

Chrystabell shares her memories of her beloved husband Ted, who died last year after battling against Multiple Myeloma, and their journey through life together.

Their Story


Beryl's Story

Since Beryl’s cancer diagnosis in March 2017, she has used a range of our services. Beryl describes St Barnabas House as a “very happy place”.

Beryl’s Story


Don's Story

Here, 88-year-old Don talks about the transformative effect the hospice has had on his life which he says is “worth living again”.

Don’s Story


Tania's Story

Tania speaks openly about her diagnosis and the wide range of palliative care services she has been able to benefit from since her referral in December 2017.

Tania’s Story


David's Story

On 6 December 2019, David, who worked full time in London, was commuting home when he had a massive seizure on the train.

David’s Story