News and stories A time to celebrate? Terri Gazi is one of George Thomas Hospice Care’s most invaluable members of staff. As lead nurse, Terri offers the Clinical Team support, guidance and care which is essential when working with patients with life-limiting conditions. We asked Terri to write her very own blog for us….. A thought for the Christmas period Christmas is often a difficult time of year for our patients and families. Faced with grief and loss it can feel impossible to join in with festivities. It may feel unfair to be without the person you love at this time of family celebrations. And so, out of respect for all of our patients who are no longer with us and for their many relatives who have been left behind, I will leave you with this thought for the Christmas period… “I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation” Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross You may wish to celebrate your loved ones at this time of year in some special way. If you do, please feel free to send some pictures of your celebrations to our facebook page, our clinical team would love to see them.