Sunday, 21 April 2024
Sunday, 21 April 2024

Hospice café welcomes 1000 visitors since pandemic restrictions lifted

A weekly café offering support to people living with a life-limiting condition or who’ve been bereaved has welcomed over 1,000 visitors through its doors since all covid restrictions were finally lifted last March.

First launched in 2019, the Treetops Hospice Wellbeing Café offers an informal way for people to find out about the care available to them or their loved ones. Treetops staff and volunteers are available to chat whilst visitors enjoy free hot drinks and homemade cakes.

During the covid pandemic, the hospice, based in Risley, was forced to close its doors to visitors but continued to support patients and families online and through telephone calls. 

Alison Hembrow, Wellbeing, Support and Information Manager, explained more:

“The café is a lovely, welcoming space which looks out onto our beautiful grounds and gardens. We welcome people to come along with family and friends and find out more about our care. 

“Each week, we regularly welcome 50 or more people to the café and we’re so pleased to reach this significant milestone.”

The Café runs every Thursday, 10am-3.00pm. It’s one of several Treetops Wellbeing Services aimed at helping people maintain their quality of life.

For further information about the drop-in café, please visit: or call 0115 949 1264.

This year, Treetops Hospice is celebrating 40 years of caring for people and their families in the local community. During this time, the hospice has supported thousands of patients with end-of-life nursing care and bereavement counselling.


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