Northumberland Estates and Turnbull's of Alnwick team up to deliver ready meals to hospice nurses

Hospice nurses have been tucking into delicious ready meals sent to them as thanks for their efforts.

Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 7:00 am

The team at HospiceCare North Northumberland has been busier than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the last few weeks the charity has been bowled over by the generosity of local people and businesses in our communities who have reached out to help and support.

One such kind gesture comes from Northumberland Estates, who adopted HospiceCare as their charity of the year in 2020 and have, in partnership with Turnbull’s of Alnwick, have commenced free daily ready meal deliveries to the HospiceCare nursing team and other front line staff in Alnwick.

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Ready meals are being delivered for nurses at HospiceCare North Northumberland.

Vanessa Proudlock, community engagement and education officer for Northumberland Estates, said: “This is a small gesture of appreciation for their fantastic work in the local community during this time, as we know their services are in need now more than ever.”

Nina Burnett, HospiceCare’s clinical lead, said that the delivery of delicious fresh meals from Turnbull’s every day is a really kind gesture.

“It’s wonderful that our nursing team have a hot meal waiting for them whilst they are on duty,” she said. “It’s such a treat for us all.”

During the coronavirus, HospiceCare’s Hospice at Home continues as normal and family/bereavement support is now being delivered via the telephone.

Referrals can still be made in the usual way either by self-referral or healthcare professional by calling telephone: 01665 606515 or email: [email protected]

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