“The nurses never let me down. They call every week to see how I am coping and make sure I don’t feel alone. They are truly amazing” This is how 90-year-old Betty from Finchley describes the care provided by North London Hospice nurses and volunteers.
The pandemic has been extremely isolating for people like Betty, who is living with cancer and spent three months shielding at home, so a recent trip to the park with one of our volunteers was a wonderful moment. “We borrowed a wheelchair and we went to the park for ice cream. Having been at home for so long it was like I was experiencing a whole new world. It was an incredible feeling to finally get out.”
Betty explains that care and support provided by our team has provided her with a sense of calm about the future. “When the time comes and I can’t cope, knowing I’ve got the hospice as a place I can go into is a lovely thought.”