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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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£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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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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Brexit: Changing times or business as usual for hospices?

March 27, 2019, by Jenny Steele in News

As Brexit controversy churns on in Parliament, change is a theme that permeates public debate as does the uncertainty that Brexit poses for the country. However, the health & social care sector has been dealing with constant change over the last decade…

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