Today marks International Nurses Day 2020.

On this date each year we focus on the true value of nurses and celebrate the contribution that they make to societies around the world.  Here at Hospice at Home West Cumbria, our Home Nursing team make such difference to patients and their families in West Cumbria and we are so grateful for them.

International Nurses Day is globally recognised and this year’s date has a very strong significance as it is the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Home nursing is at the heart of Hospice at Home West Cumbria and we are the sole provider of adult hospice nursing in West Cumbria, covering an area of 400 square miles in West Cumbria, spanning the area between Maryport and Millom along the coast and into the Eskdale and Wasdale Valleys.

Our dedicated team continue to provide nursing care and support to adults with a life-limiting illness, providing the care in the patient’s home, residential or nursing homes and community hospitals.  The care they provide includes respite care, compassionate care at the end of life and one to one support through the night and during the day.  This care is delivered 365 days a year.

Thanks to the support of the West Cumbrian community, our nursing team have been able to deliver hospice at home care for over 33 years and are continuing to deliver this outstanding care in these unprecedented times.

We spoke to one of our hospice nurses Lynn McGaw about the care she provides to her patients and she said:

“When you join Hospice at Home West Cumbria you can’t help but feel very passionate about achieving our goal to provide excellent palliative care to individuals and their families with life limiting illnesses in our local area of West Cumbria.    I am a Hospice nurse because I feel it is a privilege to be with these individuals and their families at their most vulnerable time which is often the last few weeks, days or even just hours of life and providing them with the individual care & comfort they deserve”

Please join us in celebrating and thanking our nursing team on International Nurses Day.  If you’d like to leave a message for the team, you can click HERE  and we’ll make sure it’s passed onto them or send us a message via our Facebook page HERE

To find out how you can help support our nursing team by making a donation,  click HERE