Mick's story

Mick was diagnosed in September 2017 with a tumour on his spine. Following two rounds of radiotherapy he and his wife Sue were told there was no more treatment available as he wasn’t well enough to undergo chemotherapy. In November they were referred to Havens Hospices Community Hospice at Home service.

Mick was discharged from hospital on the 15th December 2017 and Sherry was on the doorstep waiting for them when they got home.

“She came and set everything up and they come in three to four times a day to administer medications, provide personal care and give emotional support or to give Sue some respite. That’s a relief for me too, that Sue’s being cared for. I wouldn’t like to think that she would break down on me, that would be a disaster."

“I really don’t know where we’d be without Fair Havens Hospice at Home, I wouldn’t even like to go there to be honest. I’d still be in hospital without a doubt. This is where I want to go from when I’m going. Everyone else skips around it but I’m happy and they’ve enabled me to be at home, which is where I want to be.”


Mick died at home on 31st January 2018.

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