Andrew Lansley MP praises the standard of care at St Francis Hospice

The new leader of the House of Commons paid a visit to a Havering Hospice last week.

Andrew Lansley MP visited St Francis Hospice and chatted to staff, volunteers and patients in the Day Hospice and Inpatient Unit.

Mr Lansley, who is from Hornchurch originally and attended Brentwood School, met Dr Vinnie Nambisan, the consultant responsible for caring for his dad, as well as ward staff and the community care team.

Mr Lansley said he was impressed with the standard of care and the happy atmosphere amongst patients.

He said: “It was a great pleasure to visit Saint Francis Hospice. It is only by seeing all the staff, volunteers and patients that you realise how many and vital the services are for those needing palliative care; and how it is so founded on fulfilling opportunities to make the most out of life.”

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Pam Court, CEO of St Francis Hospice, said: “We are grateful for the support of all our local MPs. Although Mr Lansley represents the Cambridge constituency, he was born and bred in our community, and we’re very happy he has taken such an interest in our work.”

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