Monday, November 05, 2012

Deputy Mayor Visits St Francis Hospice

Last week I joined Deputy Mayor Victoria Borwick on a visit to St Francis Hospice to thank volunteers and staff for their hard work and the great contribution they make to Essex and North East London.

Chief Executive Pam Court gave us a tour of the facilities and Victoria met some of the day patients and saw the results of their painting and other craft activities. We visited the hospice wards and talked to the nurses and doctors, although there were fewer patients than I met on my last visit in the summer.

We rounded off with a visit to the education centre and a discussion about ways in which we could help the hospice. There are plans to recognise a number of volunteers at Mayor's Question Time in City Hall later this month.

1 comment:

Morris Hickey said...

St Francis does magnificent work and has the good fortune to be located in a truly beautiful setting. I have neighbours who are regular volunteers there. I am not able to do so having responsibility for the care of a frail centenarian.