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Hospice in the works

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Hospice in the works

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THE HOSPICE and palliative care session of the third Diaspora Conference tugged at the heartstrings of attendees as it included a documentary detailing how families dealt with saying goodbye to a loved one. 

One of the featured participants was Mara Thompson, wife of late Prime Minister David Thompson, who detailed her husband’s final days and how she and their daughters managed. 

The documentary was created by former consul general to New York Jessica Odle-Baril, who was a former committee chairman of the Barbados Cancer Association (BACA) USA. 

BACA chairman Dr O’Neall Parris said they were looking to start construction of a $4 million hospice in Barbados from next year. However, he said neither a contractor nor a location had been decided upon as yet and the date of construction depended on the gathering of funds. (CA)