Hospice to feature on popular national radio programme

Hospice of St Francis' Dr Ros Taylor and Justin Webb of Radio 4's Today programme
Hospice of St Francis' Dr Ros Taylor and Justin Webb of Radio 4's Today programme

The Hospice of St Francis is set to feature tomorrow on BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programme Today, as part of an extended report on hospice care.

Today presenter Justin Webb visited the Berkhamsted-based charity last week to speak to its Director Dr Ros Taylorin her role as Hospice UK’s National Director for Hospice Care, as well as to patients, staff and volunteers.

Dr Taylor said: “We had a fabulous few hours with Justin and his team and were delighted to welcome them to the Hospice to share some surprising facts and some very brave stories.

“We hope the feature will highlight the holistic care that hospices provide, especially support for families, how hospices are not only places for dying but for living well, the need for hospital culture to change and how hospices can help and how the role of hospices will become more important in the future as the needs of the UK’s ageing population increase.”

Breaking news-permitting, the feature is currently scheduled for broadcast at 7.30am tomorrow morning, click here for more.

The Today Programme is the most popular programme on Radio 4 and one of the BBC’s most popular programmes across its radio networks.

It has been voted the most influential news programme in Britain in setting the political agenda and has a weekly reach of 6.7 million listeners.