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Fifteen year old Amy’s guide to Hospice

Fifteen year old Amy’s guide to Hospice

Fifteen year old Amy Barrable has written an information booklet about Hospice for teens as part of a community project at Kristin School.

Her clear and helpful information is aimed at other teens whose family members may need Hospice care. “There is so much information for adults about Hospice,” explains Amy, “but there didn’t seem to be so much aimed at young people.”

“Amy’s booklet is very impressive,” commented Hospice North Shore’s Family Support Team Leader Jeanne Warmington. “She has shown a great deal of understanding of the wraparound care Hospice provides to patients and their families.”

Amy was inspired to write the book by her Grandmother, who had been a Hospice nurse and later died in Hospice care. “Hospice will always hold a special place in my heart as it made such an impact on my Grandma and my family at a very tough time,” she says.

Amy’s advice for teens whose family members are in Hospice care: “Never forget that Hospice is always there for you and never be afraid to ask for help from the amazing Hospice team.”

Ms Warmington says Hospice is keen to build on Amy’s work, as part of the charity’s range of information. “This booklet comes at a perfect time, as we will be looking at all the information resources at Hospice North Shore and the other two Hospices [Hibiscus Hospice and Warkworth Wellsford Hospice] under the new Northern Hospice Alliance.”

Hospice North Shore gives free care to people who are dying and to their families: mainly in their own homes. It provides physical, cultural, emotional and spiritual support that is possible only because of the generosity of our local community. It is part of the Northern Hospice Alliance, which also includes Hibiscus Hospice and Warkworth Wellsford Hospice.


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