When you come to stay on our wards, it is so important to have somewhere calm and comfortable to relax and make those most difficult days a little bit brighter.
Katie Hill has been staying with us for the last couple of weeks and knows just what a difference having a warm and welcoming environment makes.
Katie explained, “I’ve been coming to St Christopher’s to manage my pain since last September, having been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, but recently it had been getting really bad, so we decided that I needed to come for a short stay at the hospice to get it back under control. The staff at the hospice have been so kind and caring to my husband, Dave, and I.
The experience of staying at St Christopher’s is wonderful. The people and care at the hospice cannot be faulted.
The experience of staying at St Christopher’s is wonderful. The people and care at the hospice cannot be faulted but I do think there are a few ways the rooms themselves could be even better so I was really pleased to hear there are plans to make them feel more like a home from home.
For many people it’s hard being away from your creature comforts, so having cosier bedsheets and blankets would make your stay just that little bit more pleasant and the room that bit more homely.
And if we were thinking slightly bigger it would be so helpful to have things like smart TVs and better internet connectivity so I can keep in touch with friends and family more easily when I am here on my own. St Christopher’s is a wonderful place and with a few changes you could make the experience for people like me even more comfortable.”
Find out how you can make a difference to people like Katie by supporting our refurbishment appeal at stchristophers.org.uk/homefromhome