If you think the hospice is where people come to die then read on.
Inpatient Joyce Haworth from Darwen, who is 84 years young today wore a tiara because she said she's felt like the Queen during her stay at the hospice. Joyce, who has oesophegal cancer has had non-stop visitors and the kitchen staff baked her a cake to mark her special day.
Joyce said: "The 2 weeks I've just spent in the hospice have been the most uplifting of my life. I thought the hospice was only a place where you come to die, but now I've been here I know it isn't. It's given me the chance to ask questions I wouldn't have asked at home. And the staff and all the volunteers are always smiling and so genuine with the care, love and affection they show.
"I'm counting my blessings that I can go home and have another few months with my husband. I don't want to just do nothing - I want to make plans."