Kelly O'Dwyer, Alice House Healthcare Assistant
“One day in August 2017, my life completely turned upside down whilst I was sat drinking tea with my brother Jason. I discovered a tumour on his tongue, two weeks later he was diagnosed with terminal cancer at just 37 years old.
“It was actually a carer for my Wife who thought I didn’t look well, back in March. She phoned 111 and I was taken to North Tees Hospital in an ambulance."
"I tested positive for COVID-19 and stayed in hospital for about 4 weeks. 2 days later my wife was admitted, also with COVID-19 but she was discharged after 3 days.
“I’m 87 years of age and am being supported by the Hospice’s Long Term Care Team, everyone at the Hospice is lovely, like a big extended family!”
“I first knew about Alice’s idea of a potential hospice when I was invited to a meeting back in the early 80’s.