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Join our special ‘One Man and His Dog’ walking tour

October 1, 2018, by Jenny Steele in News

We’re inviting local people to join our One Man and His Dog walking tour. From 17 October to 2 November, Chief Executive John Davies and his springer spaniel Myrtle will embark on a 180-mile walk, visiting all 28 Dorothy House shops in…

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NEW Car Park Update – Winsley

October 1, 2018, by Jenny Steele in News

After 2.5 years in the planning and 9 years of discussions, numerous meetings with experts and our neighbours and ensuring the plans proposed met with local planning requirements… the new car park development commenced works on 10 September. Prior to this commencement…

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Prue DuFour Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

September 25, 2018, by Jenny Steele in News

Every year we present an award to celebrate the vision of our founder, Prue Dufour, who established Dorothy House in her family home at 162 Bloomfield Rd in Bath in 1976. Inspired by the work of Dame Cicely Saunders, Prue’s vision was…

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Change of roles in our Executive Team

July 8, 2018, by Jenny Steele in News

We are delighted to announce changes to the roles of two of our Executive Team – with immediate effect. Wayne de Leeuw will undertake the role of Director of Patient, Family Services and Deputy Chief Executive of Dorothy House. Ruth Gretton will now become…

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Improving Information sharing in End of Life Care

July 8, 2018, by Jenny Steele in News

Our Medical Director, Dr Patricia Needham spoke at the Caldicott Principles and Information Sharing in End of Life Care Conference in London last week (25th June). Other speakers at the conference included Dr Karen Le Ball, Consultant Geriatrician, NHS Highland Chair, UK Clinical Ethics…

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Outstanding Employer Award – Working for Carers

June 28, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

Earlier this month, two members of our Human Resources team, Celia Duggan and Sandy Corbyn, attended the Working for Carers (WfC) Network Lunch at Devizes Town Hall, where Dorothy House was accredited with the WfC Outstanding Employer Award by Carer Support Wiltshire.…

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Summer Act of Remembering cancelled

June 25, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

We have unfortunately had to cancel the remembrance service due to take place at Manvers Street Baptist Church at 3.00 pm on Sunday 1st July.   Everyone who had registered to attend has been contacted personally, but we are keen to alert…

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What support is needed in your Somerset community?

June 13, 2018, by Jenny Steele in News

“A society where death is a part of life” In partnership with Community First and the Community Council for Somerset, we are undertaking a needs analysis within the Mendip community of what support is felt to be needed locally in terms of…

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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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