Butterfly Hospice workshops for Dying Matters Awarenesss Week

The workshop taking place at the Butterfly Hospice
The workshop taking place at the Butterfly Hospice

The Butterfly Hospice recently played host to free Advance Care Planning workshops run by the hospice as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2013.

A national coalition which aims to change public knowledge and attitudes towards death, dying and bereavement, this year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week ran from May 13-19, with the theme ‘Be Prepared - five things you could do to live and die well’.

The Butterfly Hospice Advance Care Planning event gave participants the skills and knowledge to support people to plan their future care, and discuss their wishes and preferences with carers and family as their health needs change. End of Life Care Educators Kim Barr and Gertie Chikura said: “These events at the Butterfly Hospice have been a great opportunity to get people thinking about how they can support people with their wishes and plans for the future.

“The evidence shows that if people have made an Advance Care Plan their loved ones are much more likely to make them happen, in the knowledge that they are following the person’s wishes.”

The Butterfly Hospice will be the venue for a variety of education and training sessions over the coming months. Working in partnership with local groups, NHS Trusts and professional associations to improve patient care by education in the community,

The hospice is centrally placed as a health education centre for the local community.

For more details contact Sandra White, head of administration on 01205 311222 or email enquires@butterflyhospice.com