Hospice director stars on Today
THE director of a local hospice featured on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme as part of an extended report on hospice care.
Today presenter Justin Webb visited the Hospice of St Francis the week before the show aired on Sunday, February 8 to speak to its director Dr Ros Taylor in her role as Hospice UK’s National director for hospice care, as well as to patients, staff and volunteers, all of whom spoke about how hospice care has changed their lives.
Dr Taylor said: “Justin’s report really captured the essence of what hospices are all about. We hope it’ll surprise the public and help raise awareness about the range of services and conditions that are supported by hospices and how we could be the solution to many of the problems faced by people living and dying with advancing illness.”
The nine-minute feature focused on how hospices are no longer just about end-of-life care but how they can help Hospice of St Francis director Dr Ros Taylor with Today presenter Justin Webb people with chronic illness or those recovering from surgery and how they could help with the hospital bed crisis – not by providing more hospice beds but by exporting its care into people’s homes, care homes and hospitals.
To listen to the feature, visit http://www.bbc.co. uk/programmes/p02jp9g2.