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​LISTEN AGAIN – NEWS IN FOCUS “John Eastwood Hospice”

9th December 2016
Matt Freeman, News In Focus

LISTEN AGAIN – NEWS IN FOCUS “John Eastwood Hospice”

 This week’s News In Focus, which took a look at the John Eastwood Hospice, is now online to listen again.

Sitting in the shadow of Kings Mill Hospital, the John Eastwood Hospice often gets noticed but little is known about what goes on behind its doors… until this Weeks ‘News In Focus’ which took an in-depth look at life at the hospice.

The Hospice provides services for patients with advanced cancer and other conditions requiring specialist palliative care such as Motor Neurone Disease, this week’s program speaks to the staff and volunteers of the hospice, who aim to make both patients and families visits, as painless and emotion-free as possible – as they fight against the stigma that comes with the word “hospice”.

Activities co-ordinator Neil Benham said “Initially people can be quite reluctant to come, not just the individual that’s been referred but sometimes the family members. They have a pre-set idea which a lot of people unfortunately do thinking it is just purely a place where people come to die – that isn’t the case at all.”

“If we can just break the stigma of the family or the patient, or indeed both of not wanting to come here – once we get them in we find that people get an awful lot of benefit from lots of different things here.”

News In Focus “John Eastwood Hospice” PRESENTER Matt Freeman PRODUCER Craig Priest FIRST AIRED Thursday 8th December 2016

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If you are, or work for, a charity wishing to get involved in future shows in 2017, please email Producer Craig Priest at craig.priest@mansfield103.co.uk or call 01623 666 020 - News In Focus returns next Thursday, with the first of two Christmas specials. 


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