My Hospice Story

Several of our patients, their family and friends and our supporters have very kindly shared their personal experiences of the care given by St Michael’s Hospice. Thank you to everyone who has shared their story.

If you would like to share your story, we would love to hear from you, call our Marketing team on 01424 457982 or email us. 

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Yellow Week: Ros's story

I’ve been very open with my friends, talking about my bereavement and the benefits of bereavement counselling.

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It has been a privilege to learn at the Hospice

Kim, a 3rd year pre-registration nursing student at The University of Brighton, tells her Hospice story.

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Lights of Love

Lights of Love has now become the beginning of our Christmas; our way of including my mum in what was one of her favourite times of year.

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After a visit from the team, I feel much better

Mike tells us how the Hospice has helped him and his wife Wendy.

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A year of challenges dedicated to the Hospice

Paige is taking on a fitness challenge every month, including the Prudential Ride London this summer. 

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Gwen's WW2 memories

Gwen, who attends the Wellbeing programme’s Writing Group shares her treasured WW2 memories.

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Generous donation raises awareness

Stephen and Jennifer, not only made a very generous donation to the Hospice, but helped raise awareness of our services.

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The Hospice wasn't something to be afraid of

5 years ago, our mum was cared for by the Hospice.  It isn’t just a place where people come to die

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Glenn and Maggie tie the knot at the Hospice

In-patient Glenn and his fiancée Maggie tied the knot at the Hospice and it was a real family affair.

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Simon's special visit from pet snake

When Simon came into the Hospice it didn’t occur to him that he would be having a visit from his one year old boa constrictor.

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Blessing at the Hospice

We were, and still are, amazed at how everyone came together to make the day possible.

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I am not alone

Bereavement Services have made such an enormous difference to my life since the death of my beloved wife, Doreen

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The nurses are lovely, I can’t fault them

Everyone understands what I’m going through and are brilliant listeners.  When I arrived I was made to feel so welcome.

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Visit from horse brings joy to Hospice in-patient

At the Hospice we try to make every patients wishes come true. It was such a special moment and to see Janet so happy to see Crumble

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The Hospice at Home team were a great support

The team were a great support and provided a comforting ear, during a worrying and difficult time.

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Wedding at the Hospice fulfils Ray’s dying wish

I was so, so worried about Ray being admitted to the Hospice, but now he’s here it’s wonderful, just fabulous!

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Lights of Love

Thinking about and writing my star for the Lights of Love event in December is always the start of my Christmas.