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  • Nov 11, 2020
    Preserving the precious memories of World War II veterans
    To mark Remembrance Day, we’re sharing the story of former RAF member Eric, who took part in a special audio project for St Michael’s Hospice in Hereford.
  • Nov 10, 2020
    Supporting older veterans with companionship
    Saint Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate runs a special volunteer-led project to help reduce isolation for people using their hospice and bereavement support services. In the last few years they extended this service to support older veterans, as part of a county-wise initiative called Ex-Forces North Yorkshire.
  • Nov 06, 2020
    On the frontline: “The second lockdown will be tough on everyone, but we’ll keep going for our patients”
    Selina Rogers is a Healthcare Assistant with the Urgent Care Service run by St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth in partnership with Marie Curie. Here she explains the impact the second lockdown will have on patients, as well as staff.
  • Nov 06, 2020
    Developing a counselling service for people in the pandemic
    Hazel Wilcock is a Senior Counsellor at St Ann’s Hospice in Greater Manchester. Here she tells ehospice about developing a psychological support service to reach more people during the pandemic.
  • Nov 06, 2020
    COVID-19 and the impact on insurance for hospices
    ​In this advertorial, Towergate Insurance explain the limits many insurers have imposed on their coverage as a result of COVID-19.
  • Nov 04, 2020
    “The hospice cared for my husband’s emotional and physical needs”
    Sunil Modi-Nichols was referred to North London Hospice in 2019 after living with heart disease for a number of years. He had spent five years trialling both new and existing treatments, something that gave him precious time to spend with family and friends. His widow Claire tells us their story.
  • Nov 03, 2020
    Together for Short Lives launches live chat for families feeling isolated
    Together for Short Lives has launched a live chat service for families with terminally ill children who are worried about Covid-19.
  • Oct 30, 2020
    On the frontline: “Listening to patients’ stories is a privilege"
    Liz Maitland is the Chaplain at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in West Yorkshire. She has worked at the hospice for 11 years, providing spiritual support to patients, families, carers and staff. Here, she talks us through what her role involves, and the challenges caused by Covid-19.
  • Oct 29, 2020
    Remembering Bambi, my grandad and hero
    This week Hospice UK’s Dying Matters campaign is encouraging people to share the stories of people they want to remember on social media, with the aim of getting back to the heart of what Day of the Dead and Halloween are about. Here Marco Quasimodo remembers his grandad and tells us how St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley supported his family at the time it was needed most.
  • Oct 28, 2020
    The course inspiring young people to support others at the end of life
    ​St Christopher’s Hospice in south east London have been running a summer school for young people interested in end of life care for the last six years. With the disruptions to studies caused by Covid-19 this year, Programme Lead Kathy Morris believed it was more important than ever to offer an extra-curricular opportunity, and so the hospice ran its first ever virtual programme in July. Here she tells us what the students learnt from it.
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