To mark national Hospice Care Week, St Peter’s Hospice will be opening its doors through Twitter and Facebook, allowing the public to gain a unique insight into the care that it provides. On Tuesday 8 October, the Hospice will be ‘live tweeting’ all day from 8am to 8pm, documenting the work which is carried out and demonstrating a ‘typical’ day in the life of the Hospice.

Using the hashtag #HospiceLive, the day will feature regular updates from the Hospice, including photos and images. Julia di Castiglione, Director of Patient Care, said “the initiative will improve understanding and promote greater awareness of the work carried out at the Hospice”.

#HospiceLive is a ground-breaking initiative, allowing the Bristol and wider community to see the care that St Peter’s Hospice provides to so many in the area. Followers will find out how key decisions are made, and how the needs of patients and their families are considered.

Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity to help raise the profile of hospice care across the UK, with local hospice highlighting the growing need for hospice care. The week also coincides with a global hospice awareness day on 12 October.

You can follow the online action on Twitter (@stpetershospice, #HospiceLive), on Facebook (St Peter’s Hospice) and on the Hospice website (www.stpetershospice.org.uk).

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