Hospices of Hope is a UK charity (based in Kent and Edinburgh) that for the past 25 years has been pioneering and developing hospice services for terminally adults and children in South East Europe. Our involvement in Serbia began in 2006, when we decided to partner with BELhospice, the first Serbian charity dedicated to palliative care. For the palliative care. For the past 10 years, we have concentrated on developing home care services and training medical personnel.
Last year we managed to secure a property in Belgrade, with the aim of establishing Serbia’s first hospice day care and inpatient unit. We have decided to name one of the wards in honour of Dr Elsie Inglis, founder of Scottish Womens Hospitals, in recognition of her heroic work in setting up hospitals in Serbia, helping to save thousands of lives. Elsie herself died of cancer in 1917 and 100 years on, the naming of the ward will be a lasting tribute to her life and work.
We are also delighted that Alan Cumming has included a visit to Belhospice as part of the centenary schedule. This coming September, Alan is taking the relatives of Dr Elise Inglis back to Serbia as part of Serbia’s commemoration plans to remember the work of this remarkable lady.
Executive Director Hospices of Hope (UK and USA)
President Hospice Casa Sperantei (Romania)
Hospices of Hope 11 High Street Otford Kent TN14 5PG UK