They turned to the Little Hulton hospice for support with symptoms following Debbie’s lung cancer diagnosis.
Our team of staff managed the Irlam grandmother’s symptoms and supported a return home where she spent her final days with her family.
They are so grateful to St Ann’s they are raising funds for the charity by entering the Great Manchester Run on Sunday, September 26.
Debbie’s daughter Sam, son Adam and grandchildren Daniel and Hannah will tackle the 10km course. The run also has a half marathon.
Debbie, a housekeeper at Heartly Green Intermediate Care Unit, died last June, aged 57. The family have already raised £1,175.
To sponsor the family in their fundraising, click here.
In the end mum had a very dignified death. Things were how she wanted them to be and her family were able to spend precious time with her. Mum had underlying chest problems and following a number of hospital admissions she was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Unfortunately, treatment was not an option for mum and so her care was palliative. Mum's breathlessness was a real problem and she was afraid when she went into St Ann's Hospice. The hospice team reviewed her medication and controlled her symptoms. They gave her the confidence to return home. It was important to mum to return home for her final days and with the help of St Ann's we were able to ensure her wishes were met. We want to thank St Ann's for their wonderful care. Sam Peck, Daughter of Debbie Peck
We’re hugely grateful to Debbie’s family for their amazing support and fundraising activity. We really appreciate it, especially at the moment when fundraising is really challenging due to the pandemic. It’s extremely humbling to hear their kind words about the care Debbie and the rest of her family received during her time at the hospice. It’s always a real privilege to be able to support families and to try to help them achieve their goals and wishes – our aim is always to try and maximise people’s quality of life, whatever stage of their illness they are at. I’m glad we were able to support Debbie in her wishes to help her manage her symptoms and return home too. Rachael McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann’s