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Alone at Christmas

December 6, 2019, by Alistair McIntyre in News

THE CHALLENGE OF CHRISTMAS AND A NEW YEAR Christmas can be a very emotional time of year, especially if you or someone close to you is facing a palliative diagnosis or bereavement. At this time of year the memories of past Christmases…

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Help us win a share of £1 million!

December 5, 2019, by Alistair McIntyre in News

Grants from The Sun Newspaper To celebrate their 50th birthday, The Sun newspaper has launched a competition through which charities across the UK can win a share of £1 million. To enter, people must submit a brief application online, stating why their…

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The real price of high street fashion

December 5, 2019, by Matt Carter in Dotty's Shops

We are a nation obsessed with cheap fashion. It’s easy to stack our wardrobes high with constantly updated ranges of the latest look, all tantalisingly cheap. As we pile up our baskets we might all reasonably wonder how £2 tee shirts can…

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A hidden privilege

December 5, 2019, by Matt Carter in

Claire Morgan is one of our Nurse Specialists, based at our Peasedown St John outreach centre. Here, she shares a few insights into her role, how important it is for our patients, and how much it means to her. I am privileged…

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Who are the Dorothy House Nurse Specialists?

December 5, 2019, by Matt Carter in

Our Nurse Specialists provide approximately a third of the care delivered by our Hospice across our 700sq mile area. Split into two teams and based at our two centres, these hidden heroes work discreetly in our community supporting patients, families and carers,…

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Working as a team

December 5, 2019, by Matt Carter in

Denise Moorhouse, Interim Director of Nursing & Therapies at Dorothy House, oversees the work of our Nurse Specialists   I worked at Dorothy House in 1998 and experienced the move from Bloomfield Road to Winsley. Time has definitely moved on since those…

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Take part in our Day Patient Services online survey

November 27, 2019, by Matt Carter in News

We want to hear from those with a life-limiting illness, their carers and families about what day services they think would improve their wellbeing. Working through research consultancy Evolving Communities, we are carrying out a research project into our current day services…

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Armed Forces Covenant

October 17, 2019, by Matt Carter in News

We are delighted to announce that we have signed the Armed Forced Covenant. By signing, Dorothy House pledges to acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness…

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Dignity and Peace

September 6, 2019, by Jenny Steele in Being Prepared

What is a ‘good death’? Is there such a thing? How can me and my family prepare for this?   When the time comes, there are few things that patients and their families want more than a peaceful death. At Dorothy House, a…

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Get Smart

September 6, 2019, by Jenny Steele in Being Prepared

Digital Legacy   What assets will you leave behind? Have you written down what you want done with your online accounts? Who will inherit your photos? Music? Documents?   A digital legacy is about more than your email inbox – it’s the…

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