Hospice day care service will close in New Year

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THE axe has fallen on day care services at a hospice that is facing tough financial times.

Berkhamsted’s Hospice of St Francis has come to the end of its consultation on plans to scrap the service under cost-cutting measures.

The day hospice, which runs twice a week, providing counselling, advice, support and complementary therapy along with medical care, will shut its doors in January.

>For the full report see this week’s Gazette.