Hospice to hit the road in a bid to spread mes­sage about its work

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

EAST Cheshire Hospice is tak­ing its an­nual Open Fo­rum ‘on tour’ to Con­gle­ton this year, giv­ing the pub­lic the chance to meet the char­ity’s ex­ec­u­tives.

The pub­lic fo­rum, which pre­vi­ously took place at the hospice, will be held at Ea­ton Bank Academy Sixth Form Cen­tre, Jack­son Road, Con­gle­ton, on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19.

It is a chance for peo­ple to drop in and meet the team. Chair of Trustees Rob Bar­row will give a 30-minute open­ing ad­dress from 5pm while the fo­rum will close at 7pm.

Hospice di­rec­tor Mike Pyrah said: “We need to es­tab­lish East Cheshire Hospice as a com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity for all the peo­ple of north east­ern Cheshire and High Peak so this year we’re tak­ing our pub­lic fo­rum on the road.

“Some 30 per cent of our in­pa­tients come from Con­gle­ton so we thought the town would be a good place to start.

“We’re com­mit­ted to be­ing an open and trans­par­ent or­gan­i­sa­tion, ded­i­cated to de­liv­er­ing the kind of end-of-life care that peo­ple of this area want and de­serve.

“I hope peo­ple will see this fo­rum as an op­por­tu­nity to ask ques­tions, find out more about what we do and tell us what it is we should be do­ing bet­ter.”

●● David Rut­ley MP with col­leagues at the re­cent Moun­taineer­ing All Party Par­lia­men­tary Group sum­mit meet­ing in Edale, Der­byshire

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