Peace Hospice Care’s Counselling and Bereavement Service wins award

Peace Hospice Care’s Counselling and Bereavement Service has been awarded the SME News Greater London Enterprise Award for Excellence in Supportive Care Services 2017.

Last financial year, Peace Hospice Care’s Counselling and Bereavement Service delivered 1,716 one-to-one sessions to individuals from across South West Hertfordshire. The service supports patients, their families and carers – from diagnosis of the illness and through bereavement too.  Support includes one-to-one counselling for anxiety, depression and loss, an in-house bereavement group and a club for those who have lost a partner.

Laureen Hemming, Wellbeing Team Lead at Peace Hospice Care, said: “Being diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and experiencing loss can be an extremely challenging and stressful time for individuals. Our service helps patients speak about their emotions and deal with these feelings by providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support. We are delighted to receive the SME News Award for Excellence in Supportive Care Services 2017 and grateful to SME News for recognising the positive impact we have on the local community.”

Laureen Hemming, Peace Hospice Care’s Wellbeing Team Lead, with the award

Commenting on the award, which recognises ingenuity, hard work and outstanding performance, Heather Ryan, the Awards Co-ordinator said: “I am thrilled that Peace Hospice Care has won this award. It is well deserved and reflects a commitment to delivering services that have a significant and lasting impact for the local community.”

For more information about Peace Hospice Care’s Counselling and Bereavement Services please visit:, email:  or call 01923 330 332.

Peace Hospice Care provide inpatient care in the hospice building in Watford plus wellbeing support, clinics, rehabilitation, counselling and bereavement support in the Starlight Centre. They also run a hospice at home service which takes hospice care to patients in their own homes.  Alongside this service Peace Hospice Care run a volunteering befriending service called the Herts Neighbours Service for patients needing that extra bit of help at home. Each year they need to raise over £5 million in order to deliver their services. 

(Source: Peace Hospice Care)

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