On Saturday 12th May we held a special Gin Tea Celebration to celebrate Nurses Day 2018.
2018 will be our last Nurses Day in our existing building, this time next year we will have a fantastic new palliative care centre kindly funded by Helen McArdle.
Margaret Webb our Clinical Lead, who has been working as a nurse at Willow Burn Hospice for 25 years and worked with one of the founders of the Hospice; Valerie Davison said this about the new build:
“After 25 years this day has been a long time coming for the people of Derwentside, who deserve the best care that the Hospice can give. The staff are very excited about the new build and the opportunity to work in such a specialised facility. We will however be quite sad to close the doors on the original unit where we have cared for so many patients and their families over the years. “
We would like thank all of our nurses for their hard work over the years, you really are the heart of Willow Burn Hospice and we couldn’t provide quality care to those who need it without you.