No-one can express the impact Queenscourt has on people’s lives better than those who have been touched by the special kind of care we provide. We feel honoured to have had the opportunity to capture these inspiring stories and are proud to share them with you. Thank you to all those who have taken the time to share their story – your words mean the world to us.
Hayley’s story begins 9 years ago when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Hayley wanted to share her story because in her own words “the only people who can accurately describe what it does for you is the patients. I felt the need to tell people what a magical place Queenscourt is and how it deserves everyone’s support”.
John’s Queenscourt story began when his wife Sue was cared for by the team at the hospice in 2013, in the later stages of her illness. The support given to his wife and family inspired John to give something back and become a volunteer.
“I know first-hand the difference Queenscourt makes at such a difficult time. I was so grateful for the care and sensitivity shown to my wife and the support given to me and my family”
Debbie’s mum Joan sadly died from breast cancer in 2016 having just celebrated her 75th birthday. Joan and her family were supported through the last year of her illness by the team at Queenscourt, both in the hospice and at home.
“Queenscourt gave us the gift of precious and quality time with Mum. I have no regrets we did everything we wanted to and made lots of special memories that I will treasure forever”
Emma’s mum Jane lost her fight against cancer in 2015. The family were given support both in the hospice and at home. Living several miles away the family were given access to the dedicated house next to the hospice so they could be near to their mum and make the most of their time together.
“The staff and volunteers at Queenscourt are amazing. They did everything they could to get my mum home, which is where she wanted to be”
Lynn’s mum and dad, Edith and Geoff, tragically died within a few months of each other in 2013. Edith and Geoff were cared for throughout their illnesses both at the hospice and at home. It was a understandably a very difficult time for the family.
“It was devastating losing both mum and dad so close together. They deserved the best possible care which is what they got from Queenscourt. Nothing was too much trouble”