Longfield's Hospice at Home team were finalists in the Team of the Year category in the Gloucestershire Care Providers Association Care Awards.

In the past year Longfield’s team of 40, made up of registered nurses and carers, provided 24,000 hours of care in people’s homes in Gloucestershire. 

Longfield formerly known as Cotswold Care Hospice, has continued to expand its Hospice at Home service to meet growing demand. 

Often family carers become exhausted from the physical strain of round the clock care and the emotional strain of watching a loved one die. They speak of the relief when the Hospice at Home team steps in. 

“Longfield enabled my dad to have a good quality of life at the end,” said Roger Beard. “I said I wasn’t his carer as so much his social secretary as he had a lot of visitors during that time and there was so much laughter in his room. 

“He became my dad again and, thanks to the Hospice at Home nurses, I could be his son again and not just his carer. I couldn’t have done it without the support of Longfield.”

Emma Wright, Hospice at Home manager, said the team, who all receive specialist palliative care training, treat individuals with the utmost compassion and dignity.

 “Looking after a loved one who wishes to die at home is one of the most difficult experiences – both emotionally and physically – a person can go through,” said Emma.

 “Our team work hard to provide care and support to the entire family. Many of the team consider it to be a privilege to be a part of such a deeply sensitive time of someone’s life.

Every one of the team goes above and beyond the call of duty and they deserve the recognition. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated team of carers.”