Message of Thanks

During this very challenging time, St Leonard's Hospice staff are working hard and adapting working practices to ensure we can continue to run as normally as possible. We have been overwhelmed by the support from our community, which has helped keep everyone's spirits up. Add your message of support below for the nurses, doctors, health care assistants, housekeeping, kitchen staff, administrative and support staff, volunteers and more. You may choose to say thanks or share some kind words of support.
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Support the Hospice

St Leonard’s Hospice has been part of your local community for 35 years and, with your support, we will be here for the next 35 and beyond. We need you now more than ever. If you are able, you can help us now by making a donation online. Thank you. 

Your Messages

"Hi there
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all. You looked after my mother in law not long ago, and all the family will be forever grateful to all the wonderful support you gave her and family.
Your work makes a difference in peoples lives, so keep doing the amazing job you are doing, its very much appreciated.

Much love

Ellie Gray"
Ellie Gray
"I would like to thank all the staff at St Leonard's Hospice. You looked after my step dad in the final weeks of his life. I can't thank you all enough, you made us as a family feel settled and cared for and you certainly did that for my step dad too. Amazing team, amazing people inside and out! Please stay safe and keep smiling behind those masks!"
Charlotte Tetlow
"I can’t thank the amazing, angels who make up the hospice at home team enough for the wonderful care and compassion shown in looking after my lovely mum Denise Hannan who passed away on the 7th of June this year. Under difficult circumstances they made a difference to our lives and supported us throughout my mums tough fight. You are all amazing and I miss seeing your smiling faces. Will be eternally grateful to you all xxx Zoe, Andrew & Mike x "
Zoe Snowden
"What a truly amazing place St Leonard’s is, from the moment we arrived to see Dad after his transfer from hospital we felt cared for as a family. The work you do is outstanding and we can’t thank you enough for looking after Dad. Stay safe."
Annie Robinson
"Although it is now some eight years since you took such wonderful care for our daughter Alison during the final weeks of her life, and while we still miss her terribly, we do draw some comfort from the fact that her last days were made so much more comfortable by the staff at St Leonards. The kindness, care and compassion shown to Alison, was incredible and provided comfort not only to our daughter but also her loved ones. Even today, so long after, it is one comforting aspect which remains with us. Thank you all for the care and compassion you showed. "
Frank and Sheila Morritt
A BIG Thank You, to you all for the wonderful work you all do year in, year out. "
Lorraine Walker
"To the amazing team at St Leonard’s,
Today, tomorrow and the day after that you are there supporting families across York. The York MakerFest team are proud to have you as our Charity of the Year for 2020 and 2021.
We’re all forever grateful, so from our team to your team... thank you!"
Luke Castle
"You looked after my dad Andrew in his last weeks, 15 years ago next week. You made the worst time of my life bearable and couldn’t of asked for him to be looked after and cared for any better. Thank you xxx"
Louise Wain
"I would like to Thank all the st Leonard staff for looking after my Dad Michael Harrison in 2019 ,
He loved his time with you all and the cakes very welcome and caring staff very helpful .
Thank you very much ❤️"
Bev Thewlis
"I would like to pass my thanks onto Jayne and the many other nurses who cared for my Father in his final few days.
You were all so kind to myself and my other family members and we are eternally grateful we could all say our ‘Goodbyes’ to him in his final hours on 30/04/2020.
It has been a painful time for my family and I, but we are thankful that he was cared for and made comfortable in St Leonard’s Hospice. Each member of staff whom we met were supportive and kind in the exceptionally difficult circumstances.
You are all hero’s in my eyes and I thank you all for looking after my Dad, Barry.
Thank you to Jayne and team. Xxxxxx
Kirsty Galloway
"My mum was looked after for the last weeks of her life by the hospice at home team. What an amazing group of lovely people they are. Mum was treated with nothing but kindness and respect and I am so thankful that we could keep mum at home as she wished because we had these very special ladies caring for mum and supporting the family, nothing was ever too much trouble. We can never thank this team of dedicated and fabulously wonderful people enough "
Claire Pearson
"The gentle, attentive care you all gave Andy Holmes in his last 24 days lives on now as we grieve him without trauma, knowing he had times of joy, connection and peace of mind with your support. Thank you so much 💛"
Sarah Willis
"Today and everyday, you care, support and assist many patients and their families.
Today, being International Nurses Day everyone appreciates you.
Today and everyday I feel grateful for what you did and continue to do.
Tonight there will be lights shining to show we all care
But everyday you shine your own lights over those you care for.
We remain truly grateful, thankyou.
Dawn Isenstein
"I would like to thank each & everyone of the staff at St Leonard's for the love & hard work they put in. My mum was there from july 2019 till she passed away in Aug. They looked after her & us in so many ways. My mum developed quite a sweet tooth & loved all the little deserts & even got a cheeky extra one now & then Haha! Mum peacefully passed away with my sister-in-law by her side & a lovely Nurse called Rose, I arrived literally mins after & she was a great comfort. They gave us information & tips on how to try & explain everything to my 3 children who adored their Nanna. They truly are all wonderful & at this challenging time I'm sure it's so hard you are all Heros. Keep going your all doing amazingly."
Sarah Porter
"I can’t find enough words to thank everyone at St Leonard’s for the care that was given to my daughter last year. All of us as a family are so grateful for the care Nicky received.
I am hoping to become a volunteer when this pandemic is over and try to give a little bit back. Biggest love to you all xxx"
Maureen Brown
"I just want to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone at both the hospice and hospice at home team for the way they looked after my husband Ian. He wasn’t just a patient... he was treated as the individual person he was and nothing was ever too much trouble. The support for myself and our children was second to non and when Ian did get home the hospice at home team were amazing going above and beyond as far as I am concerned. At such a devastating time they were all there for us and I can’t thank you all enough."
Rachael Thornton
"As a patient of the Sunflower centre recently, I am completely in awe of the nursing staff and volunteers and everyone at the centre. The kindness and compassion shown to us all is incredible. Thank you all so much. I hope to return one day, though it could be a very long time! "
Christine Wood
"Knowing the dedication of all staff and volunteers and thinking of you all at this extra difficult time with appreciation. "
Anne Cooper
"There aren't words big enough to express my thanks for the amazing end of life care you all gave my Mum, Marie, during her time with in Febriary/March. I say care rather than support, because each person truly cared for her; listened to her fears and held her hand. We cannot thank you enough, our family stumbled through a truly dreadful time and you helped us when it was too much, picked us up when we stumbled, held us when we cried. It means so, so much."
Kate Akrill-Misso
"Thank you to each and every one of the St Leonards Team for pulling together as an amazing team in these unprecedented times - lucky to have such fantastic colleagues and friends
Take Care "
Dawn Clements