Willowbrook hospice recently played host to the High Sheriff of Merseyside, James CM Davies OBE DL, his wife Mrs Shirley Davies and the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillor David Banks and Councillor Jeanette Banks.

Having been welcomed by Neil Wright, Chief Executive of Willowbrook and Alan Chick, Chairman of the hospice’s Board of Trustees, the dignitaries were given a tour of the facilities as well as an update on the latest developments at Willowbrook and their plans for the future. During the visit, the group also had the opportunity to meet patients and their relatives as well as talking with some of the hospice volunteers and members of staff.

Neil said: “We were delighted to welcome the High Sheriff, his wife Shirley and the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens to the hospice and demonstrate the vital work we do to provide care, support and comfort to people with a life-limiting illness in St Helens and Knowsley.”

Following the visit, the High Sheriff commented, “My visit to Willowbrook Hospice was informative, reassuring, heart-warming and inspiring. I valued so much being able to meet some of the patients and many of the caring staff and volunteers. Willowbrook offers so much care and support to local people and their families and it is obvious that what the team at the hospice do is valued and appreciated so much.”