Didsbury hospice publishes book about its history

A Didsbury hospice which has supported the families of children with life-limiting illnesses for over thirty years has published a book detailing its history.

‘A Worthwhile Error’ tells the story of Francis House Children’s Hospice, which was first opened by Princess Diana in 1991.

The title is a phrase coined by Sister Aloysius, one of the hospice’s founders, when she described the decision to turn a convent into a hospice with so little money.

Over 1,500 families have been helped by the hospice since it was established.

Revd David Ireland, from Dobcross, is Chief Executive of the hospice, as well as being a minister at Oldham’s United Reformed Church.

Oldham Community Radio spoke to Revd Ireland about the book and the fascinating history of the hospice.

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