The service will take place at Peterborough Cathedral this Christmas to remember, reflect and celebrate the lives of loved ones. Join family, friends, volunteers and staff from Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice by making a dedication and lighting your own candle. On the night there will be refreshments, festive stalls, readings from the Hospice Director and nurses as well as Christmas carols from local choirs. The event is free to attend and is open to all. All donations help Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice continue to provide incredible care for local families across Cambridgeshire.
Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice is the only specialist palliative care inpatient unit in Peterborough and provides expert palliative care and support for people who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.
They are also the only unit with a multi-disciplinary team which includes doctors, nurses, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, complementary therapy, bereavement counsellors and psychological and spiritual support.
The twenty bed hospice is surrounded by beautiful, tranquil countryside which complements the specialist care and support given. Visiting times are around the clock and family members can stay. Dogs and cats are welcome and are always very popular visitors to Thorpe Hall and are guaranteed to receive lots of fuss and attention from staff, volunteers and visitors.
In addition to their inpatient unit their day service helps people living with long term conditions avoid unnecessary trips to hospital, as well as offering social opportunities alongside others experiencing similar circumstances. They also offer a Hospice at Home service for people in the local community who prefer to receive palliative are at home.
Their team of doctors, nurses, care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists, social workers and bereavement support workers work together seamlessly to support people through the most difficult time of their lives.
Whether somebody is dealing with a terminal illness or the loss of a loved one, the incredible team are there when it matters. Sue Ryder staff and volunteers provide people with the compassion and expert care they need, to help them live the best life they can.
Last year Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice provided 145,000 hours of support to patients and their families.