A retired Salford postman made a special delivery at the ballot box at the recent General Election

By News Team on July 18, 2017

Terry May Voting

Terry May from Little Hulton was determined to cast his vote, despite being an in-patient here at St Ann’s and Terry asked nurses if they could accompany him to the polling station.

He explained:  “I’m 65 now and I’ve always voted.  I think it’s incredibly important and even though I’m ill and in a hospice, it doesn’t mean I don’t want to have my say.

“I feel really strongly that the NHS and charities like the hospice are protected so people like me can get the treatment they deserve.  Being at St Ann’s I see every day the amazing work the nurses here do and people really need to be aware of the great job they do every day.  They’re my little angels without wings.  I can’t explain how much they’ve helped me.”

Our nurses ensured Terry was comfortable enough to leave our Little Hulton site and head to the polling station in Cleggs Lane, Little Hulton so he could cast his vote.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said:  “The wishes of our patients are at the heart of everything we do at the hospice, whether that’s when we provide the individual care that’s personalised for each person we support, or a more unusual request like Terry’s.

We’re delighted that he was able to cast his vote and have his say in the election, and I’m really pleased that our nurses were able to help him by facilitating it.  It makes me proud to be part of the St Ann’s team.”

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