Praise for Dr Kershaw’s in Equality Report

16 Jul 2021

Back in 2019, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice became the first Hospice in the UK to take the homeless friendly pledge, being named officially as a ‘Homeless Friendly’ service. With the pandemic causing further financial difficulties for so many, the Hospice stepped up this initiative over the last 16 months, providing care for even more people experiencing homelessness in our community, and has received national recognition in a recent report focusing on equality, published by Hospice UK who support hospice care across the UK.

Adele Doherty, Director of Clinical Services at Dr Kershaw’s said: “Being a homeless friendly service is a commitment which is reflected throughout the organisation with staff at all levels from our clinical team to volunteers and even board members. Our ethos is to make pain management for life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life care accessible for all, and since the pandemic started we have been able to support more people experiencing homelessness, enabling a rapid admission for them to be able to access care as well as support on discharge.”

Training in end-of-life care and how people can access support from the Hospice’s services is also available from the Hospice. Contact Dr Kershaw’s to find out more on 0161 624 2727.

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