TT Rider John McGuiness visits Hospice patients

Today, we helped make our patients wishes come true…

We are incredibly grateful to John McGuinness who took time out of his busy Isle of Man TT Races schedule to come and meet with Mr Graham Whittaker and Mr Ian Gardner who are both currently patients on our in-patient unit.

Graham and Ian have both been with us for a few weeks now and have managed to become firm friends of our nurses, providing them with jokes and laughter daily. They have both been excited all week for John to pay them a visit, with Graham even putting on his favourite cologne ahead of John popping by!

Our team are truly amazed that as busy as John is and will be over the next few weeks, he made time to sit down and chat with Graham and Ian who are both avid TT fans. John and Graham reminisced about Graham’s previous history with the TT having been a photographer in a past life.

Not only this, but when asked if he would like a posed photo with John, Graham immediately stood up. Something which he has been unable to do recently without his walker.

Days like today truly remind us why we at Hospice do what we do, and shows what our care means to patients and their loved ones – we are blessed with the difference that we get to make in people’s lives each and every day.

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