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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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Be Prepared

September 6, 2019, by Jenny Steele in Being Prepared

Do you have a Will? Do you need one? Is it really a necessity?   66% of adults living in the UK don’t have a Will. Yet, even if you only leave behind a humble stamp collection, some family photos and an…

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Take Control

September 6, 2019, by Jenny Steele in Being Prepared

Advance Care Plan (ACP) Do you know what an Advance Care Plan is? Do you need one? Do you have one? What is an Advance Care Plan (ACP)? An Advance Care Plan or Advance Statement is a written statement that sets out…

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£25M cash boost for hospices announced by government

August 22, 2019, by Jenny Steele in News

Every year the demand grows and the cost of hospice care increases. The pledge for £25 million from the Government to help protect the vital care that hospices provide is news that is welcomed by Dorothy House. Last week a reception was…

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New CEO appointed at Dorothy House

July 4, 2019, by Jenny Steele in News

  Dorothy House, has appointed Wayne de Leeuw as its new interim Chief Executive as John Davies, CEO, is moving on to his next challenge after leading the Hospice for over four and a half years into a new phase of its…

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Beat The Heat!

June 28, 2019, by Alistair McIntyre in News

Weather like this is something many people look forward to every year and go out and enjoy. But it’s worth remembering that sunny spells can pose health risks for some people. It’s important to protect yourself from too much sun or heat,…

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Pepperbox Nursery Complete our #700 Challenge For Benj Millard

May 3, 2019, by David Jaquin in News

This year the children and families of Pepperbox Nursery have been hard at work raising money to help a cause very close to their hearts. The Nursery Manager’s son Ben passed away this month due to Advanced Bowel Cancer at the young…

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Gender Pay Gap Report

April 3, 2019, by Matt Carter in News

Dorothy House Hospice Care – Gender Pay Gap results for the period 2017/18:   As required by the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, Dorothy House Hospice Care has undertaken Gender Pay Reporting for 2017/18,  and do so on an…

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JRR Tolkien letter sells at auction

March 28, 2019, by Alistair McIntyre in News

We are set to receive around £4,800 in proceeds from the sale of an original letter by JRR Tolkien at Bonhams on 27th March. The letter was generously donated to us by a local academic and Professor of Chemistry, Chick Wilson, who…

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