Hospice Experience Makes a Difference for 99-Year-Old Emma

21 May 2021

Emma Levins, aged 99 and due to turn 100 in July, has been thrilled with the care and treatment received whilst she has been at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. Emma has felt at home at the Hospice, has loved her room in the new In-Patient Unit and has made friends with a number of the nurses.

Emma from Higginshaw, who has been a long-term Dr Kershaw’s supporter and was a Hospice Lottery member for over 13 years said: “My mother always encouraged me to ‘help others where you can,’ I signed up to the Hospice Lottery to help the Hospice support patients and their families in the local area.”

Emma has been extremely impressed with the Hospice’s new facility and has loved seeing what her weekly contributions have helped to create. She added: “The new build is absolutely superb, my bed is extremely comfortable and I’ve loved the view from my private bedroom window. The meals have been lovely, and everybody has been so kind! I’ve loved getting to know the staff and have made a lot of friends with the nurses who are always popping by to say hello. Health Care Assistant, Linda even brings me sweet treats including my favourite crème eggs from the tuck shop. The care I’ve received has been tremendous and I’m so grateful that I was able to come to the Hospice to be looked after. I would encourage the community to give with their whole heart and souls so that Dr Kershaw’s can continue to care for others.”


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