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Hospice marks national week

The proud record of Isle of Man hospice helping Island residents and their families through their darkest days is being highlighted in Hospice Care Week, which starts today (Monday).

The facility in Douglas currently offers palliative care to around 350 people each year and offers a range of other services from counselling and respite care to hospice at home.

An international hospice day was marked around the world until last year, when the event was extended to a week.

There'll be information stands at Noble's Hospital, Callow's Yard and the Strand Shopping Centre, explaining how hospice is about much more than care for the dying.

To start the week, Chief Executive Margaret Simpson tells an uplifting story of a kidney patient who'd given up hope, but whose life was turned around at hospice:

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