Care Week campaign will be backed by Hartlepool hospice

Promoting Hospice Care Week are hospice doctor Anjalika Attiken and junior sister Joanne Cross.
Promoting Hospice Care Week are hospice doctor Anjalika Attiken and junior sister Joanne Cross.

Bosses at the Hartlepool charity have told how they will be supporting Hospice Care Week.

The campaign runs from today until October 11 and is being embraced in town.

Officials at the charity say the purpose of Hospice Care Week is to raise awareness of the hospice movement.

It also highlights the care it provides to both people and their families in the UK.

The theme for the campaign is Connecting Care and the Hospice in Hartlepool will highlight the special role that it plays in connecting individuals and families.

Officials at the Wells Avenue based charity will also explain how they also connect with local communities and connect people with each other.

The spokesman added: “Your local hospice brings together a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, volunteers and staff who work side by side to support patients, carers and their families when they need it most.

“The mission of the hospice is to provide services that add value to life and make a difference to patients and their families.”

Today’s special feature page highlights how the hospice has helped as well as what they will be doing to mark Hospice Care Week.