Eating healthily is essential for a person living with cancer and can help maintain general health and well-being; both for patient and hard-working carers. Long-term illness brings many financial pressures, often preventing both patient and carers from being able to
Stacy has just turned three years old but just a few months ago she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. At the age of two her family noticed she had stopped talking and her leg and hand kept shaking. “She
Poetry in the Crypt is a popular evening of poetry held quarterly at St Mary Islington in London. The events are organised by friends of Hospice Care Kenya, Nancy Mattson and Mike Bartholomew-Biggs, both church members and writers, each with
Moses was a happily married father of eight children, working as a security guard. But five years ago, he noticed a swelling on his head which has led to a journey with cancer that his shattered his life. Treatments at
After a three-year break, we are delighted to announce a forthcoming poetry event at St Mary Islington, organised by friends of HCK, Mike and Nancy. The event will be the launch of Smokestack Lightning, a new anthology edited by Andy Croft,
Home visits are vital to ensure that the most sick and disadvantaged do not miss out on essential palliative care. Last year we helped hospices across 12 Kenyan counties carry out home visits, helping over 1,630 patients and their families.
My name is Grace, I am 80 years old. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I didn’t know what to do. People say that when you get cancer you will soon die, I was afraid of death. My daughter
Over the past year we have been helping to develop palliative care for the first time in Marsabit County in Kenya’s semi-arid north. Marsabit is Kenya’s second largest county where almost a quarter of the population live in extreme poverty.
Over the past year we have helped Kendu Adventist Hospital in Homa Bay County to improve the capacity of their staff to provide quality palliative care to patients with life-limiting illness. With just two palliative care units providing services to
Every day, Kenya’s palliative care nurses work tirelessly to provide care in the face of complex issues with a very limited workforce and resources. But these challenges are met with dedication and resilience, palliative care nurses doing everything they can