Hospice offers free legal advice

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LEGAL surgeries are being held at St Nicholas Hospice Care to help give dying patients peace of mind.

The hospice in Bury St Edmunds holds the surgeries once a month, but says at the moment, it is under used.

Legacies officer Maggie Lee said: “The idea is that if you’re dying, part of the acceptance process is putting your affairs in order. This initiative allows people to achieve peace of mind, at a place they are familiar with, and which will not cost them anything.

“We have 14-18 solicitors who take part on a rota basis. They can help to deal with anything that is troubling patients or their loved ones.

“We really want to let more of our patients and their families know that we offer this service. Hospice care is about offering support to people on all levels.”

The service is free for patients receiving care or support from the hospice. They are held on the last Wednesday of each month between noon and 1pm. The next surgery takes place on January 26.

To make an appointment, contact Maggie Lee on 01284 755000. For those unable to travel to the hospice, the solicitor can offer advice over the telephone.