Spring / Summer 2011
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OUR DETAILS Address Mary Ann Evans Hospice Eliot Way Nuneaton CV10 7QL Hospice Care 024 7686 5451
Fundraising 024 7686 5450/5439
Email email@example.com Reg Charity Number 1014800
WHO始S WHO President Bill Olner
Patrons Viscount Daventry Sir William Dugdale Bishop of Coventry Kay Alexander Ken Loach
Management Team Elizabeth Hancock Chief Executive Maggi Cole Clinical Services Manager Janet Kavanagh Fundraising Manager
Board of Directors Duncan Phimister (Chairman) Canon Edward Pogmore (Vice Chairman) Brian Fulleylove Maureen Hawkins Richard Humphries Bill Kelly John Mills Jenny Oliver Gordon Penny Geoff Trew Ann Williams
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In the Beginningâ€Ś
In 1988 when I was Mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth I had become aware of the long distances that had to be undertaken by patients to get their treatment and that is why I decided the communities of Nuneaton, Bedworth & North Warwickshire needed their own local Hospice. The road was paved with difficulties but with the enthusiastic commitment of the Nuneaton Support Group, this loyal band of volunteers ensured that building work began 2 years later. Now, nearly twenty years on we are celebrating our twentieth anniversary. The achievement of those who initially set up the Mary Ann Evans Hospice, effectively from nothing and with nothing but total commitment is unparalleled and as the President of the Mary Ann Evans Hospice, I am exceptionally proud to be part of such an incredible success story.
From those distant days gone by, the Mary Ann Evans Hospice has grown into todayĘźs modern Hospice, providing the highest quality of care to patients, their families and carers from throughout Nuneaton, Bedworth & North Warwickshire. The Hospice today is continually evolving and forging ahead and is recognised as a centre of excellence of palliative care for those with life threatening illnesses. Our care has continued to grow and develop, but I cannot lose sight of the fact that this would not have been the case if it were not for our band of very generous supporters. It is only because of their continued support that we are able to make such a difference to the lives of those patients and their families who we strive to help and it is on their behalf that I offer our most heartfelt thanks.
At the Mary Ann Evans Hospice we are extremely fortunate to have a dedicated team of volunteer Directors who, with the Chief Executive and Staff ensure that the Hospice complies with charity law, also adhering to the requirements of the Healthcare Commission and planning for the strategic future of the Hospice.
As we move forward we are aware of new challenges that lie ahead and like those committed individuals twenty years ago we are laying the foundations for the future. Throughout our journey we will not lose sight of our commitment to the people of Nuneaton, Bedworth & North Warwickshire which remains unaltered from those early days. I look forward to meeting with as many people as possible during the year. Bill Olner
President Hospice Board of Directors
Service of Celebration Report by...
Mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth Cllr Don Navarro: “I was very pleased to be invited to the 20th Anniversary Service of Celebration. The people of this Borough and the surrounding districts of North Warwickshire are privileged to have the Mary Ann Evans Hospice which was opened in 1991, born through the proactive thoughts of two Mayors; the then Mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth Bill Olner and North Warwickshire Mayor Peggy Hall. The Service held at the Holy Trinity Church in Attleborough which included many of the families of past and present patients, current patients, staff and volunteers, a Hospice Patron Kay Alexander, the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire and his wife, the Baroness Julia Neuberger whose address on the “Future in Palliative Care” was as remarkable as her passion for hospices.
There is much to celebrate. From its inception the Mary Ann Evans Hospice focus was helping people, which has become its story and this underscores the basis of its survival that is rooted in donations to supplement funding streams. To continue providing a service that is essentially free to patients and their families the Hospice continues to need your support, whatever the size of your contributions. If it is to survive and continue providing what has become a beacon of care to all its users, to freely give of their time, money and talents in the pursuit of supporting this lighthouse of hope within a community that is precious to all.
Patron, Staff and Guests of the Hospice
Cantabile Youth Choir
Our Money Came From
Message from Liz Hancock Chief Executive
I have been privileged to be involved with the Mary Ann Evans Hospice since 2004, but I know that during the last 20 years there have been many changes and challenges.
However, throughout this time one thing has remained the same - the continued provision of the highest level of care and support to those affected by serious illness.
Shop Income 17% Merchandise 1% Legacies 14%
Sadly the economic downturn has affected us in a number of ways and unfortunately this was reflected in our accounts for 2009/10. Financially we need nearly ÂŁ1m a year to provide our care services and an amazing 78% of this comes from voluntary donations, fundraising and from our 4 Hospice shops. We have strived to ensure our care services continue to grow and we have provided support, care, friendship and laughter to hundreds of local people.
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DAY HOSPICE ATTENDANCES
2011 is a very special year during which we hope to not only raise our profile but much needed funds. Thank you to you all who support the Mary Ann Evans Hospice. I know that by working together we will continue to grow, develop and rise to meet any future challenges in the years ahead.
Patient Care 62%
S p o n so WILL YOU WALK OVER HOT COALS FOR US?
Put your mind over matter! The Swan Whitacre Heath, Coleshill Saturday 30th April at 7pm
Sponsorship minimum £100 Spectators Welcome
Registration forms available from: The Swan Whitacre Heath, Coleshill Dental Practice or Jackie on 01675 465661, Hospice Shop Coleshill or The Hospice 024 7686 5439
WNuneaton ALK From
to End in 20 Days
Wednesday 20th July - Monday 8th August “If you love a challenge and enjoy walking, come and join me on an unforgettable sponsored walk this summer from the Hospice to Land's End.
Help me raise 20k for this fantastic cause by joining me for one, two or all of the 20 days involved. I can promise you the walk of a life-time.” Bill
Route: Starting at the Hospice, to incorporate most of the Cotswold Way from Chipping Campden to Bath Abbey, then pathways and roads through Somerset, Devon and Cornwall finishing at Lands End.
Accommodation: Booked in advance as far as possible. B & Bs, farms or (sadly) pubs. Accommodation to be paid for by individuals themselves i.e. every penny raised from sponsorship goes to the Hospice.
For more details please ring 024 7686 5439
What is Hospice Care?
Finding out that you, or someone close to you, has a serious illness can be an overwhelming experience that may leave you with many questions needing answers.
People may be referred for hospice care as soon as a diagnosis is made, not just at the very end of life. A referral is normally made by a person始s own GP or hospital doctor. A district nurse may also make a referral to a community palliative care nurse or Hospice at Home service. People are usually referred to their nearest hospice or palliative care team, but in special circumstances outof-area referrals may be considered.
A hospice is not just a building; it is a way of caring for people. Hospices help to improve the lives of people whose illness may not be curable. It helps people to live as actively as possible after diagnosis, however long that may be. The highest value is put on respect and choice.
The Mary Ann Evans Hospice is no exception, based on the same site as the George Eliot Hospital, it offers a holistic and individual approach to care to people who have a diagnosis of Cancer, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and other serious illnesses.
Hospices not only take care of people始s physical needs, they consider their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. Hospice staff support families and close friends, both during the illness and in bereavement. In Nuneaton, Bedworth & North Warwickshire the Mary Ann Evans Hospice provides support at the Day Hospice and also in people始s own homes - Hospice at Home.
Day Hospice... The Mary Ann Evans Day Hospice was officially opened in 1991 and provides a warm and welcoming home from home environment. The emphasis is on living and aiming to enhance a personʼs quality of life. The Day Hospice has helped numerous people accept that the word ʻHospiceʼ is not a word to be feared. One of the comments we regularly hear is “I wish I had known about the Mary Ann Evans Hospice earlier”.
Staff in the Day Hospice
Many of you will know what Hospice care is like, however, for many the word Hospice conjures a picture of dying, death and sadness. At the Mary Ann Evans we have tried to dispel this myth as some of the quotes from our patientsʼ show:• • •
ʻThe hospice is my oasisʼ ʻI was made to feel important and valued ʼ ʻInstead of walking into a room with gloomy silence I was met with warmth and happinessʼ
When patients visit the Day Hospice they are often surprised at the atmosphere and facilities which are available. They can often be heard to say, “It is not doom and gloom, but people sharing experiences and learning to live their lives as fully as possible.”
The Day Hospice is a nurse led service and patients remain under the care of their own GP. To ensure continuity of care we work very closely with other health professionals involved in patientsʼ care. We are open 5 days a week and the care is provided by a team of qualified nurses and healthcare assistants who are supported by a dedicated team of volunteers. We care for a maximum of 15 patients a day (dependent on the patientsʼ needs). Transport is available either by volunteers, our Hospice mini bus or in some instances ambulance. Patients attend for a variety of reasons:•
to receive support, respite and advice to both patient and their families/carers
to engage in social interaction, reducing the risk of social isolation caused by the progression of their illness to monitor any symptom issues
for mutual support and friendship
to have access to chaplaincy, dietician and physiotherapy services to partake in creative activities
At the Mary Ann Evans Hospice we strongly believe that the care we give is not confined within the four walls of the building, but extends out into the wider community of Nuneaton, Bedworth & North Warwickshire. This is provided by our Hospice at Home team who can offer 24 hour care 7 days a week and night care within available resources.
The Hospice nestles in beautiful tranquil gardens and provides the perfect setting for patients to relax and enjoy their time at the Hospice.
HOSPICE AT HOME
Many people prefer to be cared for in their own home. This is made possible by community palliative care nurses and Hospice at Home services for respite care, end of life care, or sometimes it may be during a time of crisis.
The Hospice at Home team has developed significantly since it was introduced as a pilot scheme in 1994. Today, the care and support which is given to patients and their carers in their own homes is exceptional and delivered by a team of 11 dedicated staff.
Hospice at Home team
Johnʼs family remember; “My family and I would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the care and support given to our dad John during the last days of his life. It was very important to him that he end his days at home with his family. Even though we are a very close family, we were grateful for your dedicated and experienced care, help and support. I believe it is a tribute to the personal qualities of the staff that they entered our home as complete strangers but left as friends. ʻThank youʼ, is not enough to express our feelings.”
Drs, Natalie & boyfriend Kris took on the challenge of Mount Kilimanjaro and raised over £1,000 in memory of Natalieʼs Mum Sandra who received Hospice at Home care.
Natalie said, “Having worked in many regions in the UK, with various palliative care teams and hospices, I can safely say that you have one of the best. I have seen a lot of people having to be admitted to hospital in similar circumstances to my Mum, so thank goodness we had access to the Hospice at Home team when needed.
My mother was ill with lung cancer for a long time before she died and expressed a wish to die at home if at all possible, with her loved ones around her. These are very difficult things to talk about and therefore the topic did not get mentioned very often. I knew my Dad was anxious as he did not want to be left alone to care for my Mum in her last few days and despite the fact he had myself and my brothers around, he thought he would not have much support. The Macmillan nurses referred my mum to the Hospice at Home team when she became very ill and we were unable to cope by ourselves any longer. They came in every day for the few weeks she had left before she passed away and they offered us all support and care of the highest quality. Their compassion was incredible and they treated my mother with the dignity and respect she deserved, along with uplifting my familyʼs mood at a very difficult time. They offered us all so much support in those last few days. We could not have done without them. They truly are real life angels.”
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Fundraising Managers Report
“Since early 1988 the people of Nuneaton, Bedworth & North Warwickshire have been raising funds for their Hospice, the Mary Ann Evans Hospice. A look back at the records shows that in order to raise £800,000 the estimated cost of building the Hospice, people jumped out of aircrafts, cycled for miles, climbed mountains, held coffee mornings, donated money in lieu of sending Christmas cards and birthday gifts, and so forth – in fact, doing then exactly what they do now, as all of the above has also happened in the last twelve months!
The major difference between then and now is, of course, the amount of money that has to be raised. When the Hospice opened in 1991 the running costs amounted to around £630 per day. In the intervening 20 years that has increased so that we now have to raise over £1,200 per day from voluntary funding. We do get some government funding but it only amounts to 22% of our total needs.
We are indebted to the hundreds of people each year who take part in events and help raise money with their fundraising. The community at large, through pubs, clubs, organisations, associations, businesses families and individuals, by way of general donations or by organising their own events – raised the majority of our funding needs. It is testament indeed to the reputation the Mary Ann Evans Hospice has within the area. In this 20th Anniversary Year we have organised many special events, projects and challenges. Please join in and celebrate with us so that we can ensure Hospice care continues in Nuneaton, Bedworth & North Warwickshire. There are so many amazing people doing so many wonderful things for the Hospice that to mention individuals or even try and thank you all would be impossible, but your support has ensured that North Warwickshire people can rest assured that should they need hospice care they have it, thatʼs thanks to everyone of you, our supporters.” Janet Kavanagh Fundraising Manager
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Make Your WILL Week 9th - 13th May 2011
Sunday 8th May Nuneaton Rugby Club • Liberty Way • Nuneaton
Make a Will to show you care.
Local Solicitors are giving their time free of charge to write a standard Will in return for your donation to local charity Mary Ann Evans Hospice. Participating Solicitors
Alsters Kelley, Nuneaton: 0844 561 0100 Cocks Lloyd, Nuneaton: 024 7664 1642 Garner Canning, Atherstone: 01827 713543 Lester, Dixon & Jeffcoate Nuneaton: 024 7674 5000 Bedworth: 024 7673 3200 Willsons, Nuneaton: (Freephone) 0800 953 1696 Townshends L L P Coleshill: 01675 467 333, Coventry 024 7645 4703 Tustain Jones & Co. Nuneaton: 024 7664 1222 Bedworth: 024 7664 3222
024 7686 5439
20th Anniversary Raffle
Chapel House, Atherstone
Dinner for 2
The Longshoot Hotel, Nuneaton
The Courtyard Restaurant, Nuneaton
Dinner for 2
Tithe Barn, Sutton Cheney
Sunday Carvery for 2
Capello’s at the Red Lion Atherstone
The Crossed Khukris
Dinner for 2
The Manor Hotel, Meriden
Meal for 2
Weston Hall, Bulkington
Sunday Lunch for 2
Weston Hall, Bulkington
Sunday Lunch for 2
Red Lion, Corley Moor
The Cottage, Fillongley
Sunday Lunch for 2
The Greyhound, Hawkesbury Junction
3 Course meal for 2
Hercules Restaurant, Sutton Cheney
The Red Gate, Nuneaton
Dobbies Garden World
Rose Inn, Baxterly
Saturday 11th June 1pm - 4pm at Mary Ann Evans Hospice
Enter tai nment
The Plough Inn, Shustoke
The Quicken Tree, Meriden
All the lucky winners along with their delicious raffle prize will receive flowers kindly donated by Bunches Florist, Nuneaton and a bottle of bubbly. Thank you to all the restaurants who have donated prizes, there is a meal to satisfy all tastes. Counterfoils to be returned to the Hospice by Tuesday July 26th please. The Restaurant Raffle will be drawn at the Hospice on Monday 1st August. Tickets only 50p each Lucky winners will be telephoned and also announced on the website www.maryannevans.org.uk
Come and join us for Fun Fun Fun!
SUMMER BALL 2011 celebrating 20 years of Hospice care
As Directors of Howard Smith Paper we are very pleased to support the sponsorship of the 20th Anniversary Newsletter. It is a way of providing corporate support, knowing first hand how important Hospice care is Janet, Paul & Will to local people.
“My father Reg Bourne received support from the Mary Ann Evans Hospice, in particular Kay the Lymphoedema Nurse who was fantastic with Dad and she really helped his Lymphoedema symptoms. The Hospice at Home team were amazing too supporting the family in caring for Dad in the latter stages of his illness.
Dad fought battle after battle with dignity and courage and somehow managed to retain a sense of humour. I know I am biased but Dad was a great man and my colleagues are pleased to support the Hospice in respect, love and admiration for him.”
Civic Hall, Bedworth
FRIDAY 8TH JULY 7.00 for 7.30 pm Carriages at midnight 3 course dinner & entertainment with Matt Ford
Available from the Hospice on 024 7686 5439
The Lymphoedema Service
The Lymphoedema service in the Nuneaton, Bedworth & North Warwickshire area is a new service for patients with this extremely debilitating condition. In the past, patients were referred outside of the area for treatment or, in some cases, received no treatment at all.
Lymphoedema is the swelling of an arm or other part of the body resulting from an abnormal collection of a fluid called lymph in the body tissues. If you get lymphoedema because of your cancer treatment, it cannot be completely cured but with gentle massage and use of specialist hosiery it can be well maintained. The effects of lymphoedema may cause the following: • A feeling of fullness or heaviness • Tightness and stretching of the skin • Swelling • Reduced movements of the joints • Thickening and dryness of the skin • Discomfort and/ or pain
Kay our Lymphoedema Practitioner and Nicky a Senior Health Care Assistant are able to treat patients with mild to moderate Lymphoedema symptoms. In the first 18 months of the service, 182 patients have been referred for treatment to the clinic and the service is developing extremely well with patients reporting that the quality of their lives has been significantly improved from the successful outcomes of the treatments they have received.
Kay Hill, Lymphoedema Practitioner
5K FUN RUN
Nuneaton Town Community Foundation
SUNDAY 22nd MAY 2011 Th
in aid of
Registration from 9am at Pingles Stadium race starts 10am Riversley Park 9.30am Toddlers Trot around the Park
in collaboration with Nuneaton Town Community Foundation and raise funds for the Mary Ann Evans Hospice
Why not come along to our 5km community fun run event
Goody Bag for all finishers
Food on sale Other Attractions under 11’s must be accompanied by an adult over 18
Meet 10.00am for bacon roll, tea/coffee at the Mary Ann Evans Hospice First cars leave at 10.30am via Heath End Road to Coleshill then via Shustoke, Bentley, Twycross, and Carlton to Market Bosworth Finish at Bosworth Water Park for plaque presentation and judging for best overall car.
Charity No. 1014800
For further details ring The Hospice 024 7686 5450
Chaplaincy & Bereavement Support
Spiritual care provided by the Hospice is not about being religious or having a belief system forced upon you, it is about each person being recognised and affirmed as a unique individual. The Chaplain spends time listening to stories, helping to explore the possible answers to the myriad of questions that illness brings, recognising and respecting both dignity and identityâ€” all in a safe, secure and respectful environment.
For those who are strengthened by faith, the Chaplain will regularly hold Services of Holy Communion, Prayer and quiet times and for those of differing faith their spiritual needs are met through contact with other faith leaders. The Chaplaincy Team provides support to patients, families, volunteers and those who work in the Hospice.
The Bereavement Service provides support to partners, carers, relatives, parents and children of people who have received Hospice care.
Support is offered either on a one-to-one basis, by group support, by visits at home or telephone support by a team of trained volunteers. We welcome Rev Gill Hancock to the Chaplaincy team and we send our very best wishes to Rev Linda Mudd in her new parish in Coventry.
ANNIVERSARY BIG BREW 2011 SUNDAY 10TH JULY – SUNDAY 17TH JULY We would like to invite you to join Hospice supporters across the area and organise your very own ʻBirthday Big Brewʼ event to raise vital funds whilst enjoying a nice cup of tea!
First of all, decide what kind of 20th Birthday Big Brew you would like to hold. You could organise a classic tea party, a Victorian tea party, a Mary Ann Bear picnic or a Mad Hatterʼs tea party in full fancy dress. Or for a different kind of brew, why not hold a mini beer festival or ale tasting party, or get your local pub involved?
There are many different ways to enjoy a good brew, but all of them will help us carry on caring.
REGISTER NOW! on 024 7686 5450 / 5439
Charity of the Year
One of the best ways for a company to show their corporate social responsibility (CSR) is through its workforce. Choosing the Mary Ann Evans Hospice as your ʻCharity of the Yearʼ is a great way to create good will amongst stakeholders, especially employees, their families and customers.
Whether you are a multi national company or a small independent business, choosing the Mary Ann Evans Hospice as ʻCharity of the Yearʼ will have a positive effect on your Company whilst making a real difference to the lives of our patients and their families.
How Can You Help?
Dress Down Day – wear casual clothes to work for one day and donate money in exchange for this.
Have fun – hold a sponsored event that could also be a real team building exercise. Or enter a team in our 20th Anniversary Itʼs a Knockout Event in May.
Help in kind – could you help by providing a service, e.g. artwork, labour or marshalling.
Please contact the Fundraising Office to discuss any other ideas you may have and if you would like to visit the Hospice to see how your support would be helping.
Please call 024 7686 5450
Nuneaton Support Group proudly present the
Merry Midwives Anniversary Show at the
Abbey Theatre, Pool Bank Street, Nuneaton
Friday 8th July & Saturday 9th July 7:30pm • Tickets £7.50
The Merry Midwives are a group of midwives who also enjoy treading the boards. The Group are celebrating 25 years of entertaining local people. Jenny Oliver—Hospice Support Group Chairman said, “The actresses, some who are now retired midwives are really entertaining. If you want an evening of good old fashioned fun and laughter then get your tickets early because their shows are usually a sell out.” For tickets please phone
024 7638 7065
FRIENDS for the next 20 years……
Janet Kavanagh, Michael Sherwood, Liz Hancock & Jo Dyke Michael Sherwood—President said, “The Heart of England Co-operative's Helping Hearts Awards Scheme is proud to support the Mary Ann Evans Hospice in its 20th Anniversary Year”
ʻFriends for the Futureʼ is a way of ʻfriendsʼ making a regular donation to the Hospice. Regular gifts whatever the amount are important, they mean we can plan for the future and have the financial confidence to develop our services.
For details please call on 024 7686 5450
Volunteers are one of the Hospiceʼs greatest resources, a statement which echoes through the whole of the Hospice each and every day.
We have over 200 volunteers, be it fundraising, in the kitchen, in the Day Hospice, in the shops, in the garden, on reception duties… the list is endless but one thing is for sure, the Hospice could not function without volunteers.
Volunteers save us thousands of pounds every year and we are indebted to our teams of volunteers who provide the variety of services with goodwill and humour.
“I thoroughly enjoy the time I spend at the Hospice, as I find it a very happy and welcoming place. All the Staff, Patients and Volunteers are so friendly, that I feel part of a large extended family.”
Interested volunteers are interviewed and attend an induction session which ensures that everyone has the opportunity to see the Hospice and learn how their role has a positive impact on the work of the Hospice.
To volunteer your support please ring Rose on 024 7686 5433
The Mary Ann Evans Hospice has four retail shops and takes pride in selling good quality items at affordable prices to raise vital funds for patient care.
We were pleased to open a new shop in 2009 in Coleshill, the first charity shop for the town. The staff and volunteers at the shop have worked really hard to establish themselves and are now doing a fabulous job of securing donations and new supporters for the Hospice.
Our other 3 shops in Atherstone, Nuneaton & Bedworth have all recently been refurbished and all staff and volunteers involved in our four shops have worked hard to increase their sales too. You can help by donating good quality:-
• Clean clothing for all ages • Jewellery, ornaments and bric-a-brac • Books, CDʼs and DVDʼs • Toys and games • Household items and linens • Unwanted gifts
The shops could not remain open if it wasnʼt for the dedication of all their volunteers and staff. Credit must go to all of them for the energy and time they give to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.
49 Long Street CV9 1AZ 01827 715390
2 King Street CV12 8HY 024 7649 4020
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5 & 6 Chamberlain Walk B46 3BZ 01675 465767
Could you organise a donations day at work for the Hospice?
On a designated day, your business/place of work could host a donations drive which could be advertised on notice boards, via email, team talks etc. Staff would be encouraged to bring into work one good quality item they no longer want or need, which will then be donated to the Hospice. These goods can then be sold through the charity shops to raise funds for Hospice care.
Why is Donations Day a good idea?
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Everybody wins. The donated goods help to raise money, people are able to feel good while de-cluttering their lives, we gain both stock and the chance to take our message to a new audience. Re-usage is good for the environment too!
Can the Mary Ann Evans Hospice help you? Patients come to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice from across its catchment area of North Warwickshire. If you think the Hospice can help you, your family or friends please contact your doctor, who can refer you to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice. Referrals can also be made by a district nurse or the patient themselves.
Our Area Tel: 024 7686 5440 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.maryannevans.org.uk