A patient who came to us unable to eat is pictured here just a few weeks later enjoying a cocktail on the patio outside her room at the hospice.

Martini in the sun

This was the second time that Edna Hulme, 78, from Aspull had been to the hospice for care to manage her symptoms.
She was first admitted to the ward in June then went home before she was readmitted in July. Just over a fortnight later Edna was enjoying a passion fruit martini in the sun in our gardens accompanied by her husband John and daughter-in-law Gill.

Edna said: “The care here has been fantastic. When I came in I was in a bad way. I wasn’t eating when I came in and now I’m having salads, proper meals – I had a bacon butty this morning.

“It’s nice to be here and to be looked after. I want to say a big thank you – I couldn’t have been looked after any better.”

Supporting charities

Edna and John have helped to raise thousands of pounds for charities, including the hospice, as part of the Friends of Haigh Country Park. John is the of the group which formed in 2013 to protect and enhance Haigh Hall and its grounds.

It was two years ago that Edna was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. After her stay she hoped to be well enough to go out in her wheelchair to some of her favourite places, including Southport and Garstang.