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Families know we’re here to help the person they love

Marina is a hospice Healthcare Assistant. She’s part of our Community Team who give care to patients in their own homes. Here, Marina shares her feelings about caring for people over Christmas. Our job is to enable the patient to have their choice – to die at home, with their family. We have a lot … Continued

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It was so important for Stephen to be at home when the time came

Everyone at the end of their life deserves a choice; a chance to choose where they would like to spend their final days. And that’s the choice we were able to give to Stephen in December 2022. His loving wife Angela has spoken about his care. My husband, Stephen, was a very caring person. He … Continued

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Seeking hospice support doesn’t mean a lack of faith

Inter Faith Week reminds us of the importance of strengthening good interfaith relations with members of our communities and understanding how we can improve the work we do, and the services we provide, for everyone. This week, we spoke to Pastor Kelvin, a friend of the hospice and pastor at a south east London Pentecostal … Continued

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The hospice doesn’t just care for the person who’s dying

Jack Woodbridge was just 31 years old when he was diagnosed with late-stage stomach cancer. Overnight, life turned upside down for Jack, his wife Emma and their young daughter Niamh – but the team at the hospice provided much-needed care for the whole family at an incredibly difficult time.   When Emma met her future husband … Continued

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Tracy ‘came back to life’ at the hospice

Colin Campbell, 52, from Bexleyheath, spent 18 months caring for his partner Tracy Clifton following her diagnosis of a rare type of cancer. He says her final precious weeks when she was cared for in the hospice’s Inpatient Unit (IPU) were a real gift to the couple. Tracy was a force of nature to those … Continued

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Unsung Heroes: Hospice Housekeepers

The hospice has a fantastic team of  housekeepers who do an amazing job every day, working behind the scenes to make sure the hospice is a clean, pleasant and safe environment for patients, their family members and our staff. Their tireless work really hit home during the pandemic when they went over and above in … Continued

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