Steve Whitaker

I first joined the Overgate team just over a year ago in February 2019. Both my parents had been patients of Overgate and it made me want to give back to the Hospice for the wonderful care they received.

The thing I have most enjoyed about working here is the team work. Overgate is like one big family; we support each other through the tougher times and celebrate together in the good.

We make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families every day, but the time I will always remember is when I nursed my best friend from school in his final days. His parents told me that he was so pleased it was me that was there to care for him at the end of his life.

I am a little worried about what will come during this crisis, but I know that our care and support is vital to those who need Overgate. We have adopted important safety measures and the team are so empathetic, caring and loving that I know we can get through this and be there for the people of this community who need our help.