Three ‘generations’ of ‘sisters’?

rosIt has been an unusual week at Nightingale House, with a time of reflection on the 18 years since the Hospice has been open on our Chester Road site.

Yesterday, we gathered together the three Night Sisters who have been employed over those 18 years and bid a fond farewell to Ros Middleton who has retired from the post. It was also an opportunity to formally welcome Ruth Bond into the role. Gail Caddell, our first Night Sister, was there in her current role of Nurse Manager.

The afternoon brought together existing and previous staff members and became an opportunity to reflect on the many changes that have occurred over the years. As an employer, we are fortunate to have a low turnover of staff which means that, together as a team, we have been through lots of highs and lows over the years.

Reflection and reminiscence plays an important part in the care of our patients and families at Nightingale House. Patients reflect on challenges previously faced during their lives and the skills they used to cope in those situations. They draw on those skills to build on and apply in the future. Just one of the therapeutic activities on offer at the Hospice.

If you would like to know more about the services available at the Hospice, drop into our open morning on Monday 29th July, between 10am and 12.30pm and speak to a member of our team.




Director of Nursing