St Barnabas Hospice loves hearts

13th December 2022

Three women in blue medical scrubs with large red, blue and white heart

You may have seen hearts are everywhere at St Barnabas. But why?

They are of course the chosen shape for our upcoming HeART Trail, but hearts can also be found in our buildings and in our literature as part of our branding.

When you meet them, many of our team carry heart-shaped pin badges on their lanyards, and on top of that we even have heart-shaped stress balls!

One of St Barnabas Hospice’s values is to Have Heart and people are at the centre of all we do. We’re proud of our ability to work in tough situations with resilience, empathy, and kindness.

We are passionate about providing free care to adults living with a terminal or life-limiting illness and we support over 12,000 people across Lincolnshire each year – patients, but also their family members, friends, and carers.

Lisa Hartley from Spalding has heart failure as a result of multiple conditions and has been receiving support from St Barnabas Hospice since 2020, after she was given 48 hours to live.

Lisa says: “I managed to walk out of the hospital two weeks later to a home that I didn’t think I would ever see again.

A woman with short white hair, black glasses and black top with a large white and black horse“Ever since, St Barnabas has been providing me with medical care, as well as counselling, help with my mobility and I was even given advice on improving my family’s financial situation, which had been worrying me further.

“It’s now over two and a half years since I first got support from St Barnabas. It has not been an easy journey; I currently take 76 pills a day and my health and overall wellbeing change daily.

“But thanks to St Barnabas, I can keep on being me.”

If you want to follow your heart, please donate:

Every penny and pound donated by you today will help us to continue providing care in your local community and to people like Lisa.

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