Coronavirus: A message from Primrose Hospice’s CEO

A message from Primrose Hospice’s CEO


It’s clear that we are facing some very difficult times and we are all concerned about family and friends and others in our community and beyond.

We face unprecedented challenges and It is clear already that this situation will bring out the best and the worst in our society.

Primrose Hospice and Family Support Centre will continue to support our community as we have done for over 30 years.

We will protect our volunteers, staff, clients and patients and where necessary we will adapt our services so that we can continue to provide our support which is needed more than ever right now.

We are adhering to Government Guidance and have taken the difficult decision to stop all group activities.  We have suspended our Day Hospice and all groups until further notice but our staff and volunteers will be working hard to ensure our people are supported by telephone, conference calls or by face to face contacts where appropriate.

As a largely self-funding charity, we have new challenges ahead to maintain our viability but I’m already heartened by the warmth and generosity of our incredible community who have started asking how they can help support the hospice during these difficult times and we really appreciate these offers of help.

I want to acknowledge the spirit and determination of the wonderful staff and volunteers at this time who are determined to continue to provide our services under extreme circumstances.

Primrose Hospice and Family Support Centre remain open and we are determined to be the best we can be at this time.

David Burrell

Chief Executive Officer

Posted March 19.