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  • Mar 15, 2021
    Reflections on three decades of hospice care
    Bernadette Baxter was the first person to be appointed at St Catherine’s Hospice in Preston when it opened in 1985, initially working in day therapy and the inpatient unit before becoming a Physician Assistant. After spending 36 years at the hospice she recently retired, and here she reflects on how hospice care has changed in the last three decades.
  • Mar 12, 2021
    How to deal with grief on Mother’s Day
    While Mother’s Day is a lovely celebration for many, it can cause a tidal wave of grief for those who have lost their own mother figure, or for mothers who have lost a baby or child. Over the last year in particular many more people have lost their mother, grandmother, stepmother, or other mother figure to COVID-19, along with other reasons. Here bereavement counsellors from Treetops Hospice Care in Derbyshire share advice on how to cope with the loss of a mother figure at this time.
  • Mar 11, 2021
    CHAS manifesto: “Now is the time for Scottish government to support children”
    Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) have published a manifesto for children’s hospice care in Scotland ahead of the parliamentary elections in May.
  • Mar 08, 2021
    “If a middle-aged white man talks about an issue that affects me, his voice still has more authority than mine"
    Steph Edusei, CEO of St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle, tells us about overcoming impostor syndrome, allyship and innovation.
  • Mar 05, 2021
    Supporting the hospice from the wards to the board
    Ranjita Sen is the Director of Applications Support, Performance & Information at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. She first heard about her local hospice in Essex when she was given the charity’s Christmas calendar, and has since become more and more involved with them over the years. Here she tells us why she’s gone from volunteering on reception to becoming a trustee.
  • Mar 03, 2021
    Ending inequalities: ​East London hospice launches project to reach homeless
    Saint Francis Hospice has set up a new project to make sure that people experiencing homelessness in the local community can access end of life care.
  • Mar 01, 2021
    Manifesto Priorities for Welsh Parliament Elections 2021
    Death and dying have never been higher on the public’s agenda than through the Covid-19 pandemic. Hospice UK is calling on the next Welsh Government to ensure that care for people experiencing death, dying and bereavement is at the top of their agenda too, by committing to reach every child and adult with a palliative care need.
  • Mar 01, 2021
    Blaenoriaethau Maniffesto ar gyfer Etholiadau’r Senedd 2021
    Ni fu marwolaeth a marw erioed yn uwch ar agenda'r cyhoedd na thrwy bandemig Covid-19. Mae Hospice UK yn galw ar Lywodraeth Cymru nesaf i sicrhau bod gofal i bobl sy'n profi marwolaeth, marw a phrofedigaeth ar frig eu hagenda nhw hefyd, trwy ymrwymo i gyrraedd pob plentyn ac oedolyn ag angen gofal lliniarol.
  • Feb 24, 2021
    Manifesto Priorities for Scottish Parliament Elections 2021
    As Scotland gears up for its elections this May, we have a chance to reflect and learn from COVID – and to ask how we can become a nation where everyone experiencing death, dying and bereavement receives the care and support they need.
  • Feb 23, 2021
    A valuable friendship at the end of life
    Delia and Peggy met when they were matched by St Clare Hospice’s Compassionate Neighbours project. Due to Covid-19 restrictions they got to know each other over the phone, but thanks to the scheme volunteer Delia brought friendship into Peggy’s life before she died.
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