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Dorothy House patient takes on incredible 125-mile canoe challenge

Dorothy House patient takes on incredible 125-mile canoe challenge

  • 24 February, 2020
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Dorothy House patient takes on incredible 125-mile canoe challenge Wiltshire man, Kevin Dobson, a patient of Dorothy House, is training to take part in the gruelling 125-mile Devizes-Westminster (DW) canoe race to raise funds for the Hospice. The race takes place on…

The real price of high street fashion

The real price of high street fashion

  • 5 December, 2019
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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…

A hidden privilege

A hidden privilege

  • 5 December, 2019
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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…

Who are the Dorothy House Nurse Specialists?

Who are the Dorothy House Nurse Specialists?

  • 5 December, 2019
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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,…

Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant

  • 17 October, 2019
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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…

£25M cash boost for hospices announced by government

£25M cash boost for hospices announced by government

  • 22 August, 2019
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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…

New CEO appointed at Dorothy House

  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…