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Brain tumour survivor leads care home’s ‘Wear a Hat Day’

Brain tumour survivor leads care home’s ‘Wear a Hat Day’

A FORMER Mental Health Nurse who was diagnosed with a brain tumour that left her unable to speak and move has backed an appeal to raise money to research the disease.   Dionne Ferguson, aged 42, and her family supported ‘Wear A Hat Day’ in aid of Brain Tumour Research with the message “a brain […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Middlesbrough complex care centre gets new head

Middlesbrough complex care centre gets new head

A STATE of the art complex care centre in the heart of Middlesbrough has appointed a new General Manager. Stephen Scollard, who has spent his entire career working in healthcare in the North East, will head up The Bridge Care Centre when it opens later in the Spring. The 59-year-old said he was delighted to […]

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Growing complex care provider appoints new HR director

Growing complex care provider appoints new HR director

COMPLEX care provider Badby Park Group has appointed Diana Nash as its new Human Resources Director. Diana, 58, will have a significant input into shaping the overall strategy for the business, its focus and direction and is responsible for ensuring that the group has the people and the talent to support an exciting period of […]

October 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Unannounced CQC inspection gives outstanding result for Leeds hospice

Unannounced CQC inspection gives outstanding result for Leeds hospice

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds to be Outstanding overall, following an unannounced inspection carried out in July. The St Gemma’s Hospice, in Moortown, provides expert palliative and end of life care for people with life limiting illnesses and support for their families and […]

October 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Complex care provider announces new CEO

Complex care provider announces new CEO

COMPLEX care provider Badby Park Group has appointed Paul Hill as its new Chief Executive Officer. Paul will head up the group’s growing portfolio of specialist complex care facilities, including the multi award-winning Badby Park, Daventry and Adderley Green, Stoke. The leading edge neurological centres provide rehabilitation, long-term care, respite and palliative care for people […]

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hertfordshire care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Hertfordshire care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Fonthill House care home, St Albans, to be Outstanding overall following an inspection carried out in March. Fonthill Care Limited runs the service which provides nursing and palliative care for up to 64 older people. At the time of CQC’s inspection 57 people […]

June 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bristol hospice launches new Summer Party fundraiser

Bristol hospice launches new Summer Party fundraiser

Bristol’s only adult hospice has launched a brand new fundraising initiative at a special Summer Party hosted by Miss Bristol International, Gabriella Papp.   Fundraisers, supporters and staff of St Peter’s Hospice gathered at the charity’s Gloucester Road coffee shop, Nonesuch Cup, to officially launch the Summer Party scheme with cakes and mocktails.   St […]

June 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
The future today: how technology can help improve end of life care in Somerset

The future today: how technology can help improve end of life care in Somerset

As Britain’s ageing population grows with  many more of us facing the prospect of dying alone, technological innovations will become increasingly important in the delivery of palliative care in the community.  This will be the focus of the next St Margaret’s Hospice Fit for Future review panel meeting into the delivery of end of life […]

January 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Real Countess of Downton Abbey helps celebrate support group 30th anniversary

Real Countess of Downton Abbey helps celebrate support group 30th anniversary

A special lunch to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Severnside Support Group for local charity St Peter’s Hospice was attended by the ‘Real Countess of Downton Abbey’. Lady Fiona Countess of Carnarvon gave a talk to guests about life at her home Highclere Castle, which is the setting of BBC1’s Downton Abbey, and what […]

November 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shamefully, palliative care has been overlooked for too long

Shamefully, palliative care has been overlooked for too long

New findings today by Marie Curie show that there is limited understanding of what palliative care can do, who it benefits and when to introduce it. It reveals that professionals do not receive enough training in the area and often miss the opportunity to consider whether there is a palliative care need.   Findings from […]

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