One in three people will be touched by hospice care at some point in their lives and the John Taylor Hospice (JTH) alone provides care of some description for at least 600 people every single day.
And yet most of us prefer not to think about what hospices do, or the circumstances in which we personally or those dear to us may need their care.
JTH, the UK’s only social enterprise hospice, believes that frequent awareness-raising is essential to help address this, and last week joined over 200 hospices up and down the country in the sixth Hospice Care Week to promote the hospice movement’s essential work.
This year’s theme was, “Hospice care is….”
Patients, staff, volunteers and families took part.