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Healthwatch Wiltshire publish positive report

May 27, 2016, by Jenny Steele in News

Positive report on Dorothy House Hospice Care and Prospect Hospice end of life care in Wiltshire Healthwatch Wiltshire has published an evaluation of a piloted 72-hour rapid response service in end of life care provided by Dorothy House Hospice Care and Prospect…

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Magic in the Moonlight – Bath Moonlight Walk 2016

May 26, 2016, by Matt Carter in News

Anniversary celebration aims for world record This year is the 10th anniversary of Dorothy House’s hugely successful annual Midnight Walk. From small beginnings, the event now hosts over 1,000 ladies on an 8km sponsored walk through the heart of Bath. To mark…

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Jazz and Sculpture at Cooper Hall

May 24, 2016, by Jenny Steele in News

Bring a picnic, enjoy the garden and terrace at Cooper Hall (Friday 22 July between 6pm and 9pm), and maybe even shake your thing to the funky groove of West London based Mission Impossible Band. Born out of the Blues Brothers inspired…

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HRH Princess Royal is visiting Winsley

May 20, 2016, by Jenny Steele in News

We are delighted to announce that HRH The Princess Royal will be visiting Dorothy House Hospice Care for our Garden Party at our Winsley base on Tuesday 21st June to mark our 40th birthday and celebrate our ongoing legacy of care and support of…

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Encountering grief at the library

May 13, 2016, by Anna Richardson in Education

A library’s not the first place you would necessarily expect to come face to face with death and grief – except of a fictional kind. But grief is an inescapable part of living and people who have been bereaved, or who are…

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Supporting bereaved children at school

May 12, 2016, by Anna Richardson in EducationNews

The care we provide for patients and their families starts with support at early diagnosis and ends with bereavement support for carers and children – for however long they need it. We recently held a study day for school staff called ‘The Elephant…

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Cafe Mortal (Death Cafe) at Coffee House 76

May 11, 2016, by Anna Richardson in News

To kick off Dying Matters Week 2016, we hosted our first Café Mortal (Death Café) on Tuesday 10th May – a place to meet, eat cake, drink coffee or tea, and talk about death. The aim of Café Mortal (Death Café) is…

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Children share their thoughts about death and dying

May 11, 2016, by Jenny Steele in News

The theme of this year’s national ‘Dying Matter’s’ Week (9-15 May) is ‘The Big Conversation’ to raise public awareness about the importance of talking more openly about dying, death and bereavement and of planning ahead. To highlight our bereavement work we interviewed…

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Buckingham Palace gets a visit from our team

May 11, 2016, by Jenny Steele in News

Our Executive Clinical Lead, Wayne De Leeuw, and Tricia Needham, Medical Director, were invited to Buckingham Palace along with 8,000 other attendees for a Garden Party in early May. The palace invited us along as part of our 40th Birthday celebrations.

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