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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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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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Service provision in light of bad weather

February 28, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

In light of the predicted bad weather over the next couple of days (Thursday 1 and Friday 2 March), we have reviewed our service provision over the period. The Inpatient Unit will be open as usual, and will be open to admissions subject…

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UPDATE: Phone lines at Winsley are now back up and running

February 9, 2018, by Jenny Steele in News

UPDATE (11:13am Friday 8 February) All phone lines at Winsley are now backup and running, we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Again, thank you for your patience. Please be aware that all phone lines into Dorothy House are…

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Time for action on findings of Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

February 2, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

By Stephen Dale, Head of Community Partnerships at Dorothy House Hospice Care Loneliness is sadly an everyday fact of life for many people living with life-limiting conditions and for the people who care for them. We encounter it every day working in…

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Jacob Rees-Mogg visits Hospice

January 12, 2018, by Matt Carter in News

We would like to extend our thanks to Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg for visiting us on Friday 12 January. We were grateful for the opportunity to highlight the importance of End of Life Care and its relation to the Health and Social…

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