Supporting those in palliative care

Vulnerable palliative care patients at St. Benedict’s Hospice can now have face-to-face conversations with their loved ones, thanks to a generous donation by the team at Nice Network.

Nikki Lee

19/06/2020

Vulnerable palliative care patients at St. Benedict’s Hospice can now have face-to-face conversations with their loved ones, thanks to a donation by the team at Nice Network.

The company has donated a Samsung Pro tablet to ensure patients receiving end-of-life care can continue to stay in touch with those closest to them whilst social distancing measures remain in place.

The tablet was specifically chosen by the company as it is waterproof, meaning it can be washed down and used by all patients at the centre, allaying any concerns in relation to the spreading of coronavirus.

Nice Network has long been a supporter of St. Benedict’s Hospice, having raised thousands for the organisations over recent years through a range of fundraising activities and events.

Terry Lewis, business development manager at Nice Network, said: “Charitable hospices such as St. Benedict’s raise the bulk of their funding through support from local communities and businesses and we’re incredibly proud to have been able to once again lend our support to this fantastic organisation.

“People living in palliative care live every day in the knowledge that any time they say “good bye” it could well be their last – and with social distancing measures in place – many patients will have been left worrying that they might never again have the chance to speak to those closest to them.

“We know how difficult a period it has been for vulnerable people during this lockdown and hopefully this donation will allow the majority of patients to have virtual face-to-face conversations with their loved ones and help ease the anxiety so many of them will have been facing over recent months.”

For more information on St. Benedict’s Hospice, visit: https://www.stbenedicts.co.uk/