Feature image Memorial Service Father Paul Sartori celebrating 35 years of Pembrokeshire's Hospice at Home

Celebrating 35 years Hospice at Home

Memorial Service Father Paul Sartori

The Paul Sartori Foundation, Pembrokeshire’s only Hospice at Home Service is hosting a very special memorial service at 1pm on 18th April 2017 at St David & St Patrick Catholic Church, Haverfordwest to celebrate the origins of the Foundation, and its namesake Father Paul Sartori.

Banner Memorial Service Father Paul Sartori celebrating 35 years of Paul Sartori Foundation

The service will include eulogies from the Sartori Family and performances from organist, Lynne Kelleher; Julie Conybeare playing the clarinet and a solo by Emily Nicholas, all giving up their time to attend this special occasion.

After the service, attendees are invited to walk together to the new Head Office, in silence to remember Father Paul Sartori. Light refreshments will be provided at Paul Sartori House, Winch Lane, Haverfordwest and parking is available at Riflemans Car Park to the rear of the offices for those coming by car.

Father Paul Sartori, a Haverfordwest-based Parish Priest, saw a need for hospice care in Pembrokeshire. Shortly after recognising the need he unfortunately became ill himself and died from cancer at the age of 39, in 1980. His inspiration moved a small group of his local parishioners and in his memory friends strived to bring his ideas to fruition and so the Paul Sartori Foundation came about.

“In May 1981, Paul Sartori Foundation was formed initially with a home care service team of 6 carers. The Foundation became a registered charity in 1982 and shortly afterwards funding was granted for a nurse, Carmel Gould, who was also one of the Foundation’s founding members,” explained Sandra Dade, Charity Manager of the Paul Sartori Foundation, adding “This memorial service is a great opportunity for us all to come together to celebrate an extraordinary man and the inspiration for our renowned Hospice at Home Service.”

For 35 years, the Foundation has gone from strength to strength supporting over 800 people in the county last year; the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service provides a range of services to people living in the final stages of a life limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.

The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service enable people in the later stages of any life limiting illness to be cared for at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear.

All are welcome to attend this special service but so we can anticipate number of attendees for catering:

RSVP please, on 01437 763223 or email the Foundation enquiries@paulsartori.org 

 

Judith Williams

email Judith

Tel: 01437 763223 (March 2017)

 

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home:
• Is particularly keen to dispel the belief that it is a ‘cancer charity’ as this deters people with other life-limiting conditions from contacting the Paul Sartori Foundation (approximately 35% have a non-cancer diagnosis).
• Operates an open referral system with over 15% of referrals from patients, family and friends. The biggest referral group is District Nurses, followed by Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists and hospital staff.
• Was established in memory of Father Paul Sartori, a much loved local priest, who recognised a need for hospice care, but unfortunately died of cancer at the age of 39. The Foundation was set up in his memory and provides care to people with any or no faith, and not just Catholics.
• Became a Registered Charity in 1982 and celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2017.

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