Touching Lives

The hospice aims to help patients to live as actively as they can to the end of their lives, however long that may be. Find below some comments from patients that we are able to share.

When asked if I would like to go to St Kentigern’s one day a week, a little voice in my head said No, No, No.  Then I stopped and thought I’ll try anything once.  The first week could of gone better, may be it was some of my own fault, but I went for eight sessions, met some very nice and kind people, staff, volunteers and fellow patients.  Each week was different, we took part in activities, and did some exercises to relax tense muscles which are part of my problem. 

They did more for me than any one else has done and they were always very positive.  If you asked me now if I wanted to go to the Hospice, I would say Yes, Yes, Yes.

When my consultant suggested I go from the hospital to “somewhere else” I wondered where.  When he said St Kentigerns I had apprehensions about this “Why am I going?”  and yet the experience was something to behold.

I really enjoy my time at the hospice enjoying crafts and learning to draw trees.

Each visit is enveloped in love and kindness.  I feel that I belong and am a part of a very special family.  The small services held by Sue one of the chaplains in the Chapel are peaceful and provide a great source of comfort.

I would like to say a huge thank you for all your love, support and dedication.  You have helped me so much on my journey, getting me through the tough times and giving me strength and hope for today and the future.

St Kent’s is a place of sensory and visual comforts.  I look forward to my weekly visits, it provides me with so much comfort.

Wonderful place to come, to be uplifted spiritually and physically, they are all Angels nothing is too much trouble for them.  My life has been made so much richer for coming here. Thank you so much.

St Kent’s is great! It brings us all so much joy and happiness, providing enhancement and encouragement to our lives every day.  The staff and all the volunteers are brilliant – I cannot express how much good they do, and always look forward to my visits each week.

I have attended St Kent’s every Wednesday for about a year now, and it is such a lovely place to go; to meet patients in the same boat as you, it makes you feel not so on your own.  The Day Unit is run mostly by volunteers, and they are such an amazing, caring and dedicated team, who make you feel so welcome each week.  The food is delicious, and the activities are always fun, from crafting to historians to yoga.  The aromatherapy treatments are amazing too.  I really look forward to my visits.

There are no strangers here, only friends I haven’t met yet.

The Hospice is my life, they are my family.

I enjoy the company and the wonderful staff and volunteers really make my day.

Good company, good food and laughter amongst the sadness.

Very enjoyable and looked after well by the lovely staff and volunteers. Thank you very much.