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Gender Pay Report 2018

April 6, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

As required by the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, Dorothy House Hospice Care has undertaken Gender Pay Reporting and will do so on an annual basis.  Our figures have been calculated as laid out in the legislation and…

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Working with Patients to Support the Self-Management of Lymphoedema

March 2, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

Lymphoedema is a chronic long term condition, the result of a lymphatic system failure. It can be classified as either primary (due to an abnormality within the lymphatic system) or secondary (damage to the lymphatic system by external factors e.g. cancer related…

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Hellebores event cancelled

March 1, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

Due to unpredictable weather conditions we have, regretfully, decided to cancel our Hellebores fundraising event at Kapunda on Sunday 4th March. Thank you for your understanding. The garden is still scheduled to open next on Sunday 18th March (2 – 4pm) for…

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Service provision in light of bad weather

February 28, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

In light of the predicted bad weather over the next couple of days (Thursday 1 and Friday 2 March), we have reviewed our service provision over the period. The Inpatient Unit will be open as usual, and will be open to admissions subject…

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UPDATE: Phone lines at Winsley are now back up and running

February 9, 2018, by Jenny Steele in News

UPDATE (11:13am Friday 8 February) All phone lines at Winsley are now backup and running, we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Again, thank you for your patience. Please be aware that all phone lines into Dorothy House are…

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Time for action on findings of Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

February 2, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

By Stephen Dale, Head of Community Partnerships at Dorothy House Hospice Care Loneliness is sadly an everyday fact of life for many people living with life-limiting conditions and for the people who care for them. We encounter it every day working in…

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Jacob Rees-Mogg visits Hospice

January 12, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

We would like to extend our thanks to Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg for visiting us on Friday 12 January. We were grateful for the opportunity to highlight the importance of End of Life Care and its relation to the Health and Social…

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Healthwatch Wiltshire report

November 22, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

Healthwatch Wiltshire is the county’s independent health and care champion. It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. In 2016 Dorothy House Hospice Care asked Healthwatch Wiltshire to establish and maintain a User Advisory Group (UAG) made up…

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National report highlights outstanding work of Dorothy House

October 13, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

Hospices offering more ‘Outstanding’ care than other services regulated by CQC   Hospice care across England has the highest percentage of services rated ‘Outstanding’, according to a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   ‘The State of Hospice Services in…

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