Dr Llewelyn welcomed the opportunity to chat with the staff at the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham and learn more about the fantastic services they provide.
As an NHS hospital doctor, the High Sheriff was particularly interested in the medical care received by patients living with an advanced or terminal illness. But she was also struck by the sheer range of therapies, counselling and pastoral care provided at this welcoming hospice.
Phyllis Tuckwell is the only hospice care service across West Surrey and part of northeast Hampshire for adults living with cancer or another advanced or terminal illness and those closest to them. It gives patients the chance to remain independent and improve their quality of life through all stages of their disease.
Dr Llewelyn thanked chief executive Sarah Church and chair Dr David Eyre-Brook who guided her round for the incredible work that they and their teams do.
She also met inpatient services manager Jackie Johnson, community services manager Catherine vant Riet, medical director Cate Seton Jones, Living Well sister Rachel Copes, clinical nurse specialist Louise Dallain, and director of patient services Jayne Holland.
The hospice also offers bereavement counselling, which many people – young and old – find very helpful following the loss of a loved one.
Sarah Church (side on), Complimentary Therapy Team Lead Angie Shepherd, Rachel Copes, and Dr Llewelyn visit the Dove Lounge.