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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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Plot to Plate

June 12, 2018, by dorothyhousehc in Incredible Edible Dorothy House

Busy day at the allotment this morning. Of course, we did start with a coffee. The beans were put in and the competition sunflowers. We cleared the area by the shed, finished digging over the ground plot and planted Brussel Sprouts and…

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Plot to Plate Allotment

April 24, 2018, by dorothyhousehc in Incredible Edible Dorothy House

The allotment group visited Mary’s Memorial Garden today. We met Chris and Ziggy and had a tour of the beautiful gardens. Of course, the morning finished with coffee and cake. We meet next Tuesday at the allotment. We are hoping for a…

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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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Working with Patients to Support the Self-Management of Lymphoedema

March 2, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

Lymphoedema is a chronic long term condition, the result of a lymphatic system failure. It can be classified as either primary (due to an abnormality within the lymphatic system) or secondary (damage to the lymphatic system by external factors e.g. cancer related…

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Hellebores event cancelled

March 1, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

Due to unpredictable weather conditions we have, regretfully, decided to cancel our Hellebores fundraising event at Kapunda on Sunday 4th March. Thank you for your understanding. The garden is still scheduled to open next on Sunday 18th March (2 – 4pm) for…

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