TV's Kylie visits hospic

November 24 2016

TV newsreader Kylie Pentelow has paid a visit to St Peter’s Hospice to meet patients, volunteers and staff.

kylie with nursing home patient

TV newsreader Kylie Pentelow has paid a visit to St Peter’s Hospice to meet patients, volunteers and staff.

Her visit was particularly poignant following the death of her father last year from skin cancer.

During her visit Kylie took a tour of the facilities including the day hospice, the in-patient unit, the education centre and the Garden Room, where art and music therapy takes place. 

The Bristol-based ITV presenter said: “"This is the first time I've visited St Peter's Hospice and both staff and patients made me feel so welcome. As the only adult hospice in Bristol, the work St Peter's Hospice does is invaluable.

“It has been great to chat with patients - but also the staff and brilliant volunteers who keep the fantastic hospice running.

“My father David was in a hospice when he died of skin cancer last year - so I know personally the vital work they do.” Johnny Flanagan, head of supporter relations at St Peter’s Hospice, said: “Patients, volunteers and staff at St Peter’s Hospice were thrilled to meet Kylie. 

"Kylie met patients in the day hospice and in-patient unit and she talked to the chefs about the food that is prepared with lots of thought and love for each patient. Many of the patients watch ITV news so they enjoyed talking to Kylie about the programme.”

St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,670 patients each year as well as supporting family members. 

All services are provided free of charge for patients and their families and this care costs around £19,000 a day. In order to continue providing vital care for the people of Bristol, St Peter’s Hospice relies on donations from fundraising and money generated by the 50 hospice charity shops in Bristol and surrounding districts.