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Hospice care: ‘a unique opportunity’

Faith Slater on why she needs to use every skill she has to support families experiencing spiritual pain

Faith Slater on why she needs to use every skill she has to support families experiencing spiritual pain

Faith Slater became aware of the positive effect she could have on people’s lives when she started working as a carer in a residential home and in the community 18 years ago.

Ms Slater says: ‘It was all about the patient and it meant so much to be able to brighten their day and give them what they needed, particularly people in their own homes, as sometimes you are the only person they see for that day and talk to.

‘I knew I had discovered something that was incredibly worthwhile.’

Four years later Ms Slater got a job as a healthcare assistant (HCA) at St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester, and spent three years there

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