Lawrence Home Nurs­ing Team

THE LAWRENCE HOME NURS­ING TEAM PRO­VIDES SPE­CIAL­IST END OF LIFE NURS­ING CARE, FREE OF CHARGE, IN THE CHIP­PING NOR­TON AREA, TO THOSE WHO WISH TO DIE AT HOME WITH SELF ESTEEM, CARE AND REASSURANCE.

A SHORT HISTORY

The Lawrence Home Nurs­ing Team was estab­lished in May 1999, in mem­o­ry of Dr. Mar­tin Lawrence, a Chip­ping Nor­ton GP for 25 years. He was diag­nosed with a ter­mi­nal ill­ness, and in the last few weeks of his life ben­e­fit­ed from exten­sive nurs­ing care and med­ical sup­port at the place he felt most com­fort­able: his home. It was his wish that oth­er patients choos­ing to remain at home would be able to have the ben­e­fit of this type of prac­ti­cal and emo­tion­al sup­port to com­ple­ment exist­ing ser­vices.
Hon­our­ing Dr. Lawrence’s wish, an open meet­ing was held in May 1999 with a view to set­ting up a home nurs­ing ser­vice for ter­mi­nal­ly ill patients. From that ini­tial meet­ing, the Team has grown in exper­tise, pas­sion and num­bers: with its 15th birth­day cel­e­bra­tion held in May 2014.
The Lawrence Home Nurs­ing Team, now well estab­lished, has pro­vid­ed spe­cial­ist end of life care for over 560 patients — enabling many of them to die at home with care, reas­sur­ance and self respect. We have paid over 3.000 home vis­its, pro­vid­ing over 16,000 hours of nurs­ing to peo­ple in the heart of their homes. We look for­ward to help­ing the ter­mi­nal­ly ill for many years to come.