Caring for People in Harrow & Brent

Ann – Because of you, we are!

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Ann Hatswell, a founder of St Luke’s and first nurse at our original site Harrow View. Ann peacefully died at the Hospice she co-founded on Wednesday 4th November. The day before she died, she was able to digitally watch the unveiling of her name on the pergola in the new memory garden in her honour. It was a very special moment.

Ann’s warmth and compassion took St Luke’s from strength to strength: from her welcoming the very first patient at Harrow View with her beaming smile to meeting the Queen who officially opened Kenton Grange in 2001. Even after her retirement in 2004, St Luke’s never left Ann’s heart.

During our 30th Anniversary celebrations in 2017, Ann said: “What is so special about St Luke’s is that it was and still is a community project – a mosaic bringing together people from all walks of life and different characters working together to make a truly special place. 

“Everybody that works at St Luke’s has St Luke’s in their hearts, and it is open to everyone. I knew right from the start that one of the most important parts of the care we gave was the little things. It is the little things that can make all the difference.” 

Ann – Because of you, we are! Thank you.

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