Here at The Myton Hospices, we are thrilled to welcome our first Respite Care patient since the pandemic to Warwick Myton Hospice…

Nine years ago, Stuart Hodges suffered a stroke, leaving him with limited movement in his left side.


Since then, he has become a familiar face at Myton, where he has accessed physiotherapy and attended our Day Unit. He also received Respite Care prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Now, with our Respite Care service in full swing once again, and with some additions including the introduction of our new Activities Coordinator and newly decorated rooms for Respite patients, Stuart is spending one week at Warwick Myton Hospice.


Having been a gardener for 10 years, Stuart was keen to get outside in our lovely garden.


With the assistance and company of our Activities Coordinator, Calley Schmitz, Stuart soaked up the sunshine and delighted in the sights and sounds in our grounds, from the chirping birds to the playful squirrels.

The Myton Hospices - Respite patient Stuart Hodges on walk in our garden

Stuart commented:

I’ve had a lovely time at Myton so far. The people are so lovely and treat me so well. I know it means a lot for my family to have a break from caring for me.

I always thought a hospice was the place you go before you die, but after my many experiences with Myton, I now know this is not the case.

I would recommend Myton to anyone! Everything about it is incredible and it’s a lifeline I am grateful to have.”

Our Respite Care is available free of charge at Warwick Myton Hospice for people aged 18 and over living with a terminal or life limiting illness who wish to give their unpaid carers or families a break.


Providing an opportunity for a planned stay of one week, with a maximum of two weeks per year, you need to be registered with a GP in Coventry or Warwickshire and being cared for by family or friends at home.


You, your carer, friends, family or a healthcare professional can make a referral via our online referral form.


Find out more about the service and how to refer here

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