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Leanne Barker shares Mam’s story of Day Hospice

“My mam felt that because her illness was palliative, she was just going to be left to die”

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Why I wanted to become a Healthcare Assistant

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.

Farewell, Dr James

Doctor James Druce recalls his time with us

"I will be a better Doctor because of the time I spent with staff and patients at Alice House.

Lockdown peace of mind

The Brand sisters and their mam, Dot

"Even when lockdown hit we had peace of mind knowing she was in the best place possible for her needs.

My COVID-19Recovery, John Davison, 79

“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.

June tells us about the Long Term Care Team

“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.

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