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New building helping thousands

St Peter's Hospice in Bristol has been caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses since 1978. It now helps more than 2,500 patients every year.

Therapy is a big part of the care it offers, and now a new building has opened where many treatments take place. It's called the Garden Rooms. It's set apart from the main Hospice and was paid for by the NHS.

ITV West Country's Ian Axton reports:-

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Song for St Peter's Hospice

Bristol's only adult hospice, St Peter's, is celebrating it's 35th anniversary year.

The hospice has helped hundreds of people in that time, and one man who understands how important it is, is George Ray.

George was only a teenager when his mother died of cancer.

He turned to staff at the hospice, and also music therapy, to help him cope with his grief. Now he's released a song to raise money to thank them.

Ellie Barker reports.

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A day in the life of a Bristol hospice

The spotlight will be on St Peter's Hospice today Credit: ITV News West Country

Bristol based St Peter's Hospice is today allowing the public a unique insight into the work it carries out, caring for patients and their families.

For 12 hours from 8 o'clock this morning, it will be documenting a typical day in th life of the hospice through live tweets and facebook. It's being done as part of national Hospice Care Week. People can follow the online action at #HospiceLive

Brentry's St Peter's Hospice celebrates 35th anniversary

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St Peter's, Bristol's only adult hospice Credit: ITV News

St Peter's Hospice in Brentry, which provides care and support for people with terminal illnesses, will be marking its 35th anniversary with a party later. The charity, which runs a number of second-hand shops in the city, is Bristol's only adult hospice.

There will be a cake-cutting ceremony with two of the original nurses who worked there when it first opened.

£15,000 for Bristol hospice

St Peter's Hospice has been awarded £15,000 through a programme funded by the St James’s Place Foundation, the charitable arm of a wealth management group.

The money will go towards the Hospice at Home service which provides hands-on nursing care to patients at the end of their life, in their own homes. The grant means more support can be given to patients by nurses and health care assistants.

St. Peter’s Hospice is Bristol’s only adult hospice caring for local people with incurable diseases.

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