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Melksham Swordfish swim further than the Channel

June 24, 2015, by Jenny Steele in News

In November 2014, nine swimmers joined the Young Volunteer’s course with the ASA. As part of this course they had to complete the Young Aquatics Organiser’s Award, which meant they had to organise an event. The organisers were: Jacques Bramley, Paige Dunlop,…

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Meet John Davies…our new Chief Executive

June 16, 2015, by Jenny Steele in

We are delighted to announce that John.P.A.Davies has been confirmed in post as the new Chief Executive. Having undergone an extensive external selection process, John was unanimously chosen by the Board of Trustees and staff to lead the local hospice over the coming…

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Could you be our next trustee?

June 12, 2015, by Jenny Steele in News

Dorothy House is looking for new trustees to take their position on the Board of Directors. It is a strategic voluntary role within the organisation to ensure the hospice faces the challenges and opportunities of the future whilst maintaining excellent standards of…

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New gym facility for our patients

June 9, 2015, by Jenny Steele in News

Our physiotherapy and occupational therapy team are delighted to open their new gym facility for patients in Winsley. The Hospice was successful in its application for a Rank Foundation grant which is a charitable trust that supports those in the community that…

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Dying with dignity at Dorothy House

May 20, 2015, by Jenny Steele in News

Today the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) published a report on Dying Without Dignity. It featured a selection of cases of inadequate end of life care resulting from a range of issues; from early identification, poor communication and planning with families…

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Coventry Building Society skydive for our patients

May 11, 2015, by Jenny Steele in News

Coventry Building Society employees are taking on the challenge of a lifetime to raise money for Dorothy House. We were voted by customers to become the Charity Community Partner, and community fundraising initiatives from the Wood Street branch will benefit the patients…

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Dying Matters Exhibition

May 7, 2015, by Jenny Steele in News

As part of Dying Matters Week 2015, Dorothy House and Trowbridge College Art students have worked in collaboration on a project to explore the subject of death and dying which has culminated in an exhibition of Artwork being exhibited at Trowbridge Town…

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Bluegrass in Day Patient Unit

February 27, 2015, by Jenny Steele in News

Patients, volunteers and staff in the Day Patient Unit were treated to some fabulous Bluegrass sounds from local band Sloejam. Sloejam are a group who hail from Westbury, Warminster, Trowbridge, Whitley, and Great Cheverell. They formed after having lessons individually with two…

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New look entrance at Dorothy House

February 19, 2015, by Jenny Steele in News

Thanks to the generosity and kind support of the Bradford on Avon Rotarians, Dorothy House Winsley has a beautiful new entrance stone to welcome visitors. Thanks to all involved.

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Rotarians provide new look to entrance at Winsley

February 18, 2015, by Jenny Steele in News

The Dorothy House Hospice Care entrance area now has a new look thanks to the Bradford on Avon Rotary Club and the Dorothy House volunteer garden team. Visitors are now welcomed to the grounds by a beautiful stone feature, which has been…

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