Facing up to a cash crisis

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A CASH crisis means a hospice could be forced to slash its services for the first time in its 32-year history.

The Hospice of St Francis has put the wheels in motion to close its day hospice from the new year to cut outgoings by £75,000 annually as the tough economic climate bites.

It means bespoke services for terminally ill patients, such as complementary therapy, physiotherapy and pampering sessions, could be scrapped.

Read the full story in this week’s Gazette.