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Countess of Brecknock Hospice wins Community Star Award

The work being done by the team at Countess of Brecknock Hospice has been recognised with a special award from the University of Winchester.

Sarah McGaughey, clinical matron at the hospice, which is run by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, attended a graduation ceremony at Winchester Cathedral to collect a University of Winchester Community Star Award.

Staff at the hospice were nominated for the award, which highlights and rewards the contribution of outstanding community organisations or individuals across Hampshire, by Dame Mary Fagan, the former Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and chairman of the Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust.

Sarah said “I was absolutely delighted to accept the award on behalf of the whole team at Countess of Brecknock Hospice, who do a tremendous job, both in the hospice and in the community.

I’m really proud of the work we do at the hospice and am very excited about the plans we have to expand our facilities at Andover War Memorial Hospital, which will allow us to care for more people, both in the hospice and as outpatients.”

The ceremony was really lovely and very grand. It was a real honour to be there. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Dame Mary for nominating us and for the all of the hard work she and the rest of our fantastic trustees do for the hospice.”

Visit www.countessofbrecknockhospice.co.uk for more information about the hospice and its plans for the future.