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Wisdom Hospice staff get festive

Date: 18/12/2008           Category: Medway PCT

News Release: Wisdom Hospice staff get festive Tinsel is in town as hospice staff vie for the best-dressed Christmas door. NHS Medway’s Wisdom Hospice staff have been getting into the festive spirit by adorning doors at the Rochester hospice with tinsel and decorations. Nursing staff and specialist teams have been taking part in the event for the second year running. Characters from Dickens World, Chatham, will be dropping in this year to judge which door has the best Yuletide look. The doors the judges feel have the wow factor will receive a prize for their efforts. Dickens World, Marks and Spencer and the hospice’s Clinical Director Dr David Oliver have donated prizes. The hospice provides specialist and end of life care for individuals and their families faced with the diagnosis of life-threatening disease. The hospice’s Welfare Adviser Sandra Cayzer has worked hard to promote the event. Ann McMurray, NHS Medway’s Psychosocial Services Manager, said: “This is fast becoming a tradition at the hospice. The staff enjoy decorating the doors. Patients and their families have said how the decorations brighten up the building.” Reporters and photographers are invited to join the Dickens World characters as they take their tour of the Wisdom Hospice, High Bank, on Friday from (19) 10am.