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From car salesman to palliative care children's nurse

A chance encounter led Neil Evans to become a nurse at a hospice charity providing children and young people with end-of-life care. Here, he reflects on his experiences
Neil Evans

A chance encounter led Neil Evans to become a nurse at a hospice charity providing children and young people with end-of-life care. Here, he reflects on his experiences

Recently I was privileged and saddened to be part of a small team of nurses providing bespoke, family-centred end-of-life care for a 16-year-old boy.

He wanted to leave hospital and go home and Julia’s House, an organisation that has hospices based in Dorset and Wiltshire, swung into action putting the emergency care in place to make this last wish a reality.

When he died, in the early hours of the morning, I was there with his

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