A COUNCILLOR took a peek behind the scenes at Solihull Marie Curie Hospice.
Coun Tony Dicicco, cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health, was given a tour of the hospice which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
He met with clinical staff and found out more about what they do.
Coun Dicicco said: “It’s always a pleasure to meet the staff at Marie Curie and see first-hand the work they do to support local people living with terminal illness and their families.
“This is a fantastic cause and one I’m happy to champion.”
The hospice on Marsh Lane has provided end of life care and support for nearly 10,000 patients and families living with a terminal illness in its purpose-built building, relocating from the old Warren Pearl site on Warwick Road in 2013.
It was officially opened by King Charles, when he was Prince of Wales in his role as patron to the charity in June 2013.
Sue Morgan, associate director of strategic partnerships and services said: “We were delighted to welcome the Councillor to the hospice and show him the work that we do within the community and explain how we can work with the council to improve end of life care for people in the area.”