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EllenorLions patient wants to “die at the hospice”

PUBLISHED: 06:00 07 October 2013

Peter Bowery (far right) with his wife Dianna

Peter Bowery (far right) with his wife Dianna

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A patient at north Kent charity EllenorLions has said he would like to “die at the hospice”.

Peter Bowery with EllenorLions nurse Lesley DawsonPeter Bowery with EllenorLions nurse Lesley Dawson

Next week is National Hospice Care Week and Peter Bowery has sung the praises of the hospice which provides palliative care for patients and their families.

He said: “I’ve decided that I would like to die at the hospice. In my heart I know they will give me the best possible care and grant me my wish of passing peacefully.

“I’ve been given reassurance by the Hospice doctor that I should not worry – everything has been put in place. If I go now I know EllenorLions will look after my wife and daughters and that means I can die happy.”

The 60-year-old, who has pancreatic cancer, is a home care patient but has also spent time at the inpatient unit.

EllenorLions’ care is free to patients and families at the point of service but they must raise over £6million every year for this to be possible.

Greenhithe resident Peter said: “If I go now I know EllenorLions will look after my wife and daughters and that means I can die happy.”

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