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Our patient stories

If our stories touch you in any way, there are many ways you can help us to ensure that we are able to support more people in North Derbyshire with terminal illness to stay at home at the end of their lives.

Elwyn's Story

Elwyn Lewis didn’t like to dance but he met his future wife, Pauline, at a dance over 50 years ago and from then on he accompanied her to many gigs.

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Pat and Roy

We don’t in this present age talk much about death. It is a prospect we’d prefer not to contemplate but recognise that one day it will happen to each one of us.

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Brian and Audrey

Brian and Audrey met in Buxton in the late 1950’s, Brian was working at the Palace Hotel and Audrey in the Wimpy Bar, their eyes met over the counter when Brian was buying his lunch!

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Ralph and Beryl

Ralph and his wife Beryl happily married for 46 years. They retired to Ralph’s grandfather’s house, the house his father was born in, and that Ralph intends will remain in the family

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Enid and John

As soon as my husband John was diagnosed as being terminally ill we made the joint decision that he would be cared for at home.

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Lisa and Phil

I met Phil when I was 17 and he was 19. I was his karate instructor. Phil later told me that the day we met he thought ‘I’m going to marry that girl’.

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Barbara and Murray

Barbara (far right) and Norman Hodd (far left) – known to everyone as Murray – were married for 44 years.

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Liz and Michael

Michael and Liz moved into the village of Great Longstone over 10 years ago, they were welcomed into the village and soon became accepted as part of the community, which during the

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