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Patient & Carers Stories

We would like to thank everyone who has shared their experiences at Alice House Hospice, read some of the incredible stories below.

Stuart’s Legacy

Stuart’s Legacy

“I’m a country lad at heart, we lived in Castleton in the Yorkshire Moors where Dad, originally from Thornaby, was a local policeman. We lived there until I was three years-old, when Dad re-located with work, back to his roots in the North East. Fast forward to when I started working – I’ve had lots […]

Acupuncture for Pain

Acupuncture for Pain

“For the past 16 months I have been ill with lower back pain which had been stopping me from doing lots of things I was used to. The acupuncture has definitely helped me get back to doing things like walking, knitting and other everyday tasks without any pain and Jane Eaglesham has been so patient […]

A Dip in the Cold for Mam

A Dip in the Cold for Mam

“From a young age it was just me, my mam and my two brothers. As a single parent, my mam always made sure we had everything we wanted and needed. Every birthday and Christmas, no matter how old we were getting, there would still be a big pile of presents waiting for us to open. […]

Remembering Mam and Dad

Remembering Mam and Dad

“My parents met in the mid 50’s while my father was on leave from serving with the Royal Marines. He had been abroad for sometime in Malta, Cyprus, Egypt and other countries after having joined up at the young age of 17. They met in a club called Semines, Dad was just 20 and Mam […]

Steven’s Legacy

Steven’s Legacy

Steven’s funeral took place at Stranton Grange Crematorium on 16 June, after which friends and relatives gathered in The Fens pub, not far from where he lived with his family. On the day, a collection was held for Alice House, raising an incredible £510. Ben said “I am extremely excited for the trek to Everest […]

The difference one call made

The difference one call made

Dear Jo, Please accept my appreciation and thanks for your help. I look back on our phone call last November as a significant event. It marked the beginning of my acceptance of the loss of my dear wife, sister and granddaughter, all passing away within a year. The hurt remains and is sometimes overwhelming but […]

Counselling Support

Counselling Support

“I attended children’s bereavement counselling with Jo at Alice House after the death of my dad. It really  helped me process everything that was happening. Jo has helped me so much. She was very honest and welcoming right from the start and made me feel very comfortable. I learnt so many coping methods that I […]

Ken’s Story

Ken’s Story

Married to Carole, they have two children, Martin and Sarah and four grandchildren, Lewis Max, Charlotte and Sophie. Before his illness, Ken still enjoyed walking in the denes only now he would be accompanied by his friends and faithful Patterdale Terrier, Meg. He used the time on his walks to select hazel stems for his […]

Remembering Nicola

Remembering Nicola

“My mam found out in May last year that she had terminal cancer.  along with the cancer, my mam suffered from many different infections at the time and she was told that she wouldn’t see the week through. On 2nd January, surrounded by her boys and family, my mam took her last breath at Alice […]

Richard’s Story

Richard’s Story

Following an appointment with the Palliative Care Team, Richard was referred to the Hospice towards the end of July for assistance in managing his medications and symptoms. I work for the NHS and was immediately impressed by the way the Hospice staff were interested in what Richard’s needs were, both from a medical aspect to […]

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