Following a recommendation from one of the partners of Altor Wealth Management, Vaughan Watson, we are pleased to have been able to support Hospices of Hope.
Hospices of Hope started work in 1992, providing hospice care in Romania. They have now expanded their work to Serbia, Moldova and Albania. All of these countries lack the kind of properly functioning health care system that we are used to having in Western Europe. Simple services such as end-of-life pain relief are unavailable to the majority who can’t afford to pay for it. Hospices of Hope’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people in South East Europe who are suffering from a terminal, rare or life-limiting illness.
We learned in nursing school that you are not allowed to sit on the bed with a patient and you are not allowed to touch, if they have a wound or a fever. So patients were really surprised when somebody comes and takes their hands, shares their grief.Gabi Baila – First Romanian Nurse to work with Hospices of Hope
The best way to describe what this charity is doing on a regular basis is to show individual patient stories. Here is a story from a couple of years ago, featuring Robert: