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What stops us talking?

June 14, 2017, by Matt Carter in

Medical Director, Dr Tricia Needham, discusses the importance of Advance Care Planning, and the difference it can make   Many of us have a desire to be in control of our own destiny, but when it comes to thinking about the unthinkable–…

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What if…?

June 14, 2017, by Matt Carter in

Wayne de Leeuw, the Executive Clinical Lead for Community Services, discusses the potential future of palliative care   The situation is precarious! The Health and Social Care system is buckling under the weight of more people living longer with ever increasing needs,…

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New Friends Group launched in Chippenham

June 13, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

We are thrilled to be launching a new Dorothy HouseFriends Group in Chippenham. Friends groups are made up of local volunteers who help to raise funds for Dorothy House, supported by our own Community Fundraisers. Some groups set up Quiz Nights, coffee…

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Retail Summer Vacancies

June 9, 2017, by Matt Carter in Dotty's Shops

Are you looking for a role that gives back?   Over the course of the summer, we have various job vacancies across our 700sq mile catchment area! We offer flexible hours, and a range of job roles. Everything from eBay, and research…

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Thank you, Helen Belcher

June 2, 2017, by Jenny Steele in News

We would like to extend our thanks to Helen Belcher (Liberal Democrat Candidate – Chippenham) for visiting us on Wednesday. We are grateful for her response to John’s letter to the Editor about the importance of End of Life Care and its…

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Fraud Crime Targets Dorothy House

May 30, 2017, by Jenny Steele in News

Earlier this month Dorothy House Hospice Care (DHHC) was the victim of a sophisticated criminal financial fraud by an external party.  This resulted in £130,000 being stolen from the Hospice’s bank account. Our patient and family care remained unaffected throughout this fraudulent…

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Chalking your dreams on our wall

May 10, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

Dorothy House brings a ‘Before I Die’ wall to Bath College   On Tuesday 9 May, we hosted a ‘Before I Die’ Wall event at Bath College as part of Dying Matters Week (8-14 May). Students, staff and visitors to the College…

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Becoming dementia-friendly

May 10, 2017, by Biddy Walcot in Dementia

We’ve made significant changes to some of the patient areas in the hospice at Winsley as part of our on-going programme to become a dementia-friendly organisation. Over the past few months, we’ve introduced new signage, adjusted lighting and re-painted corridors and public…

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Great cake sale at Saltford Primary School

May 3, 2017, by Matt Carter in News

Heather, Annabel, Belle, Isabella, Mindy and Pragati from Saltford Primary School recently held a cake sale at their school to raise money for Dorothy House, as we have supported a number of their relatives during their illnesses. The girls raised a total…

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