case studies

We have the privilege of caring for many adults and their families at Fair Havens Hospice, and in the community.

Like many people, they had preconceptions of what hospice care meant. 

They have agreed to tell their story to you in the hope that it sheds some light on the reality of how hospice care can benefit families in the toughest of times, and overcome fears of what hospices are like.  

  • David is comforted by Staff Nurse Karen at Fair Havens Hospice

    david's story

    David Johnson was a larger than life character. A hairdresser by trade he had raised money for Havens Hospices by ...

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  • Katie, Sue and Jessica

    sue and barbara's story

    In February 2013, Jessica’s mum Sue started experiencing severe stomach pain. The following month Doctors found a large tumour on ...

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  • Ian and his grandson Theo at Fair Havens

    ian's story

    Since he was 16 years old Ian Gentle worked as an electrical engineer, firstly as an apprentice working on power ...

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  • A Fair Havens Day Care patient with his wife

    dan's story

    39 year old Dan Knight lives in Leigh-on-Sea with his wife Sarah, and two daughters, Eloisa, 8 and Imogen, 6. ...

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  • Barbara and Andrew Newman

    barbara and andrew's story

    In 2010 Caroline Newman’s mum, Barbara, was diagnosed with cancer in her nose. Shortly after a tumour was found in ...

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  • A Fair Havens Patient sitting up in bed with his son

    peter's story

    33-year-old Peter was first diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer, in May 2012. Nine days later he ...

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  • A Fair Havens relative with his son at the beach

    sue's story

    Sue Coyston was diagnosed with cancer of the bladder in March 2013. She spent the last few days of her ...

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