Michael Sobell Hospice admits first patient

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On Wednesday 15th Januaray 2020, a “relieved” Miriam Miles, 66, of Rickmansworth, was the first patient to be admitted to the newly refurbished Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) inpatient unit after it underwent a major refurbishment project over the summer.

Miriam, who was diagnosed with breast cancer over six years ago, will now work with the physiotherapy and Hospice team to regain use of her legs, so she can be able to walk again. Commenting on the experience she has so far received from nursing staff, Miriam said: “I didn’t know there were so many angels around.”

She added: “I followed Terry Dean’s work throughout the petition campaign, and he impressed me no end at how much fight he had to give to save the Hospice. I’m living proof that the fight was worth every bit of the struggle.”

Charity spokeswoman, Ophelia Chambers-Henry said: “Michael Sobell Hospice exists to serve the community and provide end of life care to those who may need it today, or in the future. Going forward, we need to maximise our fundraising efforts to ensure this vital service continues for many more years to come for those people who need our care and support.”

She added: “There are many ways to get involved and support, which is vital to the preservation of this service and our day care provision for local people. Please visit our website for a number of fundraising activities and ways for you to get involved at: www.michaelsobellhospice.co.uk.”

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