30 Years of being there and providing care
Despite the very challenging year we have all faced, it’s important to look to the future and more positive times. 2021 in a very special year in the Hospice’s history as we celebrate 30 years of providing care and support to patients and those who matter most to them, within our local community.
We want to take this opportunity to thank every single supporter of the Hospice during this time as its with your commitment and help that we have been able to support over 10,000 patients and hundreds more family members. Making sure people have the care and support they deserve when they need it the most.
Over the last 30 years the Hospice has grown and developed to meet the needs of the people within the local community. The demand on the service has continued to increase year on year, starting with just 6 patients in 1991 right up to 758 in 2020.
Hospice of the Valleys wouldn’t exist today if it wasn’t for the vision, passion and determinations of two very special people over thirty years ago. Dr Richard Lamerton had the desire to expand what was Hospice of the Marches (which was based in Hereford) down into Abergavenny and Blaenau Gwent and this desire became a reality with the support of Jayne Medlicott MBE, who was the co-founding nurse of the Hospice. The rest is history as they say, but you can read Jayne’s story about how the Hospice started here.
Here is just a snapshot of the last 30 years and what’s been achieved in that time
None of us know what the next thirty years will hold, but we need to make sure that we can still be here to support anyone in our local community who needs our support, with you continued help we can do this.
There are lots of ways you can continue to support the Hospice, visit our ‘Fundraise for our 30th’ page to find out more.