Despite 60% of people cared for at Sue Ryder hospices returning home, many people remain unaware that hospices are not just places to die but offer a wide range of treatment and support.
Recent research by the charity revealed stereotypes and misperceptions about hospices are barriers to people being able to make informed choices about the end of life care setting that is best for them.
In a bid to raise awareness of the care that hospices provide to not only the individual living with a terminal illness, but their family and loved ones too, Sue Ryder has published its top 6 myth-busting facts about hospices and produced a series of photos that capture ‘a day in the life in a hospice’.
“To help people make an informed choice on care that is right for them at the end of their life, we need to improve public understanding on their range of options including what hospices can offer,” says Heidi Travis, CEO at charity Sue Ryder
Visit www.sueryder.org/myths to read the myth-busting facts and see the gallery of photos.