Dame Cicely Saunders

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the founder of the Hospice Movement Dame Cicely Saunders. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her schooldays at Roedean, how she trained as a nurse and much later, as a doctor. When she was 29 she fell in love with a young patient dying of cancer, who bequeathed her a legacy of £500. Starting with that bequest, she raised enough money for a new kind of hospice dedicated to care for the dying. There are now 190 similar hospices throughout the country.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Symphony No 7 in A Major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Luxury: Pen and paper

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 Feb 1995 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestCicely Saunders

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