Butterfly Hospice and Cruse in partnership

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A new partnership in Boston hopes to increase the support and services available to 
those who suffer a bereavement.

The Butterfly Hospice has joined forces with Cruse Bereavement Care Boston and District to enable more bereaved people in the local community to receive the care and support they need following a death.

National charity Cruse provides face-to-face, telephone, and email support as well as advice and information on bereavement issues.

Confidential services provided by the trained volunteers are completely free.

And they have now moved into the Butterfly Hospice in Rowan Way.

Debbie Belton, chairman of Cruse Bereavement Care Boston, said: “We are very pleased to have been invited to work more closely with the Butterfly Hospice.

“Being able to provide support to those struggling with bereavement within the tranquil surroundings of the hospice will no doubt be beneficial. Working in partnership will, I am sure, enable us to deliver support services much more effectively.”

The Butterfly Hospice continues to work towards opening of the Inpatient Unit to provide free palliative care for people with life-limiting illnesses and support to their families and carers.

Butterfly Hospice chief executive Judi Byrne said: “We are delighted to welcome Cruse Bereavement Care to join us at the Hospice in Rowan Way.

Bereavement care is a core service for the hospice and by pooling our resources we can offer the best bereavement support for the benefit of people in our community.

In a recent national survey of bereavement care, which asked about patient and carers experience in the last three months of life, Lincolnshire was placed in the lowest 20 per cent in the country so we know that we need to do better.”

Cruse Bereavement Care can be contacted on 01205 357396 email: boston@cruse.org.uk or via the hospice on 01205 311222.

For more information about the hospice contact enquiries@butterflyhospice.com