Fox makes visit to hospice serving Burnham-On-Sea area
Dr Liam Fox MP made a special visit to a local hospice on
Friday (18th November) which serves people across the Burnham-On-Sea
He visited Weston Hospicecare where he met with Gill Auden, Chief
Executive, before meeting staff, volunteers and patients during
a tour of the facilities.
Dr Fox said: "The essence of why Weston Hospicecare is so
successful is that it gives patients the time that they need to
feel individual and unique which can often be missing in larger
medical organisations. We must never underestimate how much this
helps them to deal with their illness."
Gill Auden, Chief Executive at Weston Hospicecare, added: "We
are very grateful for his support and enjoyed showing him our
facilities and the work we do."
"We support over 1,300 people each year who are living with
a life-limiting illness and only receive 19% of our £3million
running costs from the government. Support from key stakeholders
such as Dr Fox is vital in helping us to reach our targets."