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
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.
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.