Thought for the day 8 October

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Most, if not all, of us will know people who have been in a Hospice, or have received palliative care at home. Some may also know people who work in this sector of care – either as volunteers or as trained professionals. By its nature it is an area that impacts on emotions and requires great sensitivity in relating to patients and their families/ friends. Today is a day to express our appreciation for all the kindness, sensitivity and humanity shown by staff and volunteers as they seek to combine preserving dignity alongside person-focussed care

Lord, thank you for the work of Hospices and all involved in palliative care. We pray for those who are in need of such care, and their families and friends, and for those who work in that sector, who have to cope with the emotional strain that goes with it. May they be free from worry about future finances

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