January 9, 2011 — Students from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) have been raising funds for Lymington’s Oakhaven Hospice Trust over the past few months.
Oakhaven Hospice provided care to AECC Principal Lecturer Dr. Hugh Gemmell in the later months of his life. Gemmell endured a long battle with cancer and passed away Oct. 9, 2010.
A celebration of Gemmell’s life was held Nov. 5, 2010 when more than £2,700 was raised for Oakhaven Hospice. Students also entered the Oakhaven Hospice 2nd Annual “Santa Dash” this month, which was subsequently cancelled due to bad weather.
Oakhaven is an eight-bedded independent hospice offering specialist palliative care to patients in a variety of settings including, community care, day hospice, and the in-patient unit. Care is provided to patients with life limiting illness such as cancer but also other diseases including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, heart disease and respiratory disease.
The hospice believes in caring for patients together with their families and offers a wide range of support both during the patient’s illness and, for the family, into bereavement. In all care settings, medical and nursing care is supported by complementary therapy, physiotherapy, and counseling.
Source: Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, www.aecc.ac.uk