News from Hospice UK

Get the latest news and information from Hospice UK, and the wider UK hospice movement, on the very best of hospice, palliative and end of life care, innovation and good practice.

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  • Jan 15, 2021
    On the frontline: “We can’t hug someone when their loved one dies – it’s heartbreaking”
    Alison Pearson is a housekeeping assistant at St John's Hospice in Lancaster. Here she tells us about the challenges of working during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as dancing for Peter Kay.
  • Jan 12, 2021
    “Saying goodbye during lockdown was devastating, but the hospice helped us through it”
    After Adam Watkinson’s wife Sue was admitted to St Giles Hospice in March last year, he faced the heartbreaking situation of being separated from her because of Covid-19.
  • Jan 08, 2021
    On the frontline: “Helping people say goodbye is very rewarding for us”
    Specialist Nurses from St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth based at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust have shared their reflections on 2020, a turbulent year which saw them work tirelessly to keep delivering compassionate care despite the pandemic.
  • Dec 23, 2020
    Our move from e-hospice
    For a number of years Hospice UK has been proud to produce the UK edition of e-hospice, publishing news, features and interviews from the world of palliative care on the global e-hospice publishing platform. We know that professionals and everyone interested in the palliative care world finds these articles helpful, particularly those that highlight best practice.
  • Dec 18, 2020
    Bereaved children receive Christmas advent packages from hospice
    Bereaved children and young people in Derbyshire have been gifted special advent care packages by Treetops Hospice Care, part of the charity’s support during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Dec 17, 2020
    “The need for spiritual care has never been greater”
    Karen Murphy is a chaplain and spiritual lead at Weston Hospicecare in Weston-super-Mare, as well as the President of the Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains. Here she explains that spiritual care is needed more than ever as a result of the pandemic.
  • Dec 16, 2020
    Supporting patients on Zoom
    Heather Phillips, Senior Staff Nurse at Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, reflects on the impact delivering hospice care via Zoom has had on both patients and staff.
  • Dec 11, 2020
    New roaming nurse service is a “lifeline” for families
    A family in Derbyshire has described how the care they’ve received from Treetops Hospice Care has been a “lifeline”, as it enabled their dad to be cared for at home, as he wished.
  • Dec 07, 2020
    How a Birmingham hospice is meeting the diversity needs of its patients
    Birmingham is the UK’s second most diverse city after London. Based in the suburb of Erdington, John Taylor Hospice has been ensuring the charity is inclusive of different faith and cultural backgrounds to meet the needs of the patients and families it cares for.
  • Dec 04, 2020
    On the frontline: “My role can be very sad, but this is where I belong”
    Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, staff from St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth have been supporting their NHS colleagues on the frontline at University Hospitals Plymouth, to make sure that patients who are dying from complications of the virus receive the compassionate end of life care they need. Here nurse Julie Ayers shares what it’s been like to work on the hospital’s acute wards during the pandemic.
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