Hospice broadcasts case for good end of life care

31 January 2011
Staff and patients at a London hospice are hoping to dispel some of the myths about end of life care in a radio broadcast this week.

Hackney-based hospice St Joseph's will feature on BBC Radio 4's medical programme Case Notes on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Doctors, nurses, patients and carers were interviewed for the programme by presenter Dr Mark Porter. Listeners will hear about the many services St Joseph’s offers the people of East London.

Dr Porter recorded interviews with an in-patient on the ward and visited the day hospice where he met a patient who is taking advantage of the complementary therapies on offer. Dr Porter also accompanied one of the community nurses, Katie Mitchell, as she visited a recently bereaved carer.

Michael Kerin, Chief Executive of St Joseph’s Hospice, said: “This was a great opportunity to communicate the many services we offer to all the people of East London.

"I hope it will help more people understand that hospices in general, and St Joseph’s in particular, are committed to delivering the care and support people want and need, where they want it.”

Case Notes is broadcast on Radio 4 at 9pm on Tuesday 1 Feb and again at 4.30pm on Wednesday 2 Feb. It will then be available on BBC i-player at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006th1n.

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