"Being cared for next to this level of beauty and of nature is everything to me. It’s what I was before I was diagnosed, but it allows an overlap between the two.”
“When you have patients coming, they just walk out and you can see a little bit of weight coming off. This environment is so special…the whole context of the garden…it just gives them that little bit of reassurance that they’re OK at the moment.”
Thames Hospice patient, Stephen, with Volunteer and Ambassador, Graham, discusses how the hospice’s stunning gardens and diverse wildlife have an immense therapeutic effect on their day-to-day lives.
Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and end of life care. We work to ensure everyone affected by death, dying and bereavement gets the care and support they need, when they need it. We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill, should receive the best possible care at the end of their life.