George Freeman MP praised the dedication and commitment of staff after being given a guided tour of a children’s hospice in Norfolk. Mr Freeman, who represents Mid Norfolk, visited The Nook – run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Framingham Earl – on Friday morning.
He was shown around by EACH Chief Executive Phil Gormley and Director of Care Tracy Rennie. Afterwards, Mr Freeman hailed the hospice as an “incredible place”. “It was a wonderful experience meeting Phil, Tracy and everyone at The Nook,” he said.
“EACH carries out vital work, caring for and supporting children, young people and families here in Norfolk and across East Anglia. It’s a much valued, highly respected organisation here in the heart of our community and seeing what an incredible place it is, and the difference it makes, puts things in perspective. It serves so many people across the whole region.
“I’d also like to pay tribute to the dedicated staff who do such a superb job there. I can’t speak highly enough of them. It was wonderful to meet some of the team and, going forward, I’m keen to strengthen that relationship and do what I can to support them as best I can.
“I intend to continue speaking up for our most vulnerable groups in society, and I will be sharing my experience again with ministers and officials so that they better understand the challenges and opportunities being faced every day on the frontline of hospice care.”
EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and their families, across Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex. In addition to The Nook, it has two other hospices – The Treehouse, in Ipswich, and at Milton, near Cambridge.