News • May 15, 2020 08:00 BST
So, as I write this, we are in Week 7 of the UK lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, and for many people, we have settled into something which feels like ‘the new normal’. Whilst none of this has been a bed of roses, some people have managed to find comfort in the fact that the pace of life has slowed down and that we can take a second to watch the world go by.
News • May 13, 2020 11:15 BST
While nurses and doctors are at the heart of hospice care, there are many other individuals who play an equally important role in providing holistic support. Chaplains are a key part of the palliative care team, offering comfort and spiritual strength to people with life-limiting or terminal illnesses.
Dying Matters Week – Play Therapy is essential in helping bereaved children process their grief and loss.
News • May 11, 2020 11:50 BST
For children especially, grief can be a massive, bewildering issue. Fail to help them deal with it, and the implications for those children and young people.
News • Mar 02, 2020 14:30 GMT
We are pleased to announce that Vikki Harding has been appointed to permanent Chief Executive with immediate effect.
We’re expanding our bespoke Living Well programme to help people make the most of the time they have left.
News • Feb 19, 2020 12:31 GMT
“The patient-centred approach is essential in improving lives. We are adapting our services to help our patients make the most of the time they have left. Our patients want and need to be involved in their own care that gives them as much control as possible.” - Dr Russ Hargreaves
News • Feb 05, 2020 09:15 GMT
“Demand for our services is ever increasing. As a result, we have reached a point where our facilities are restricting us from providing outstanding care, we need to extend and redevelop our hospice building.” - Vikki Harding, CEO
News • Nov 19, 2019 09:27 GMT
Children’s hospice workers were given the Queen of Arendelle treatment on Sunday as a special thank you for their incredible work with seriously ill children and their families in hospices across the UK.
News • Nov 13, 2019 08:00 GMT
“Christmas can be a wonderful time for many, but we are reminded every year of how difficult it can be for some. It is a real milestone for friends and families after a loss and we recognise the importance of stopping for a moment and celebrating the lives of our loved ones”.
News • Oct 10, 2019 08:00 BST
Children receiving care at ellenor hospice in Gravesend have received a donation of life-changing technology worth thousands of pounds from children’s charity Lifelites.
News • Oct 07, 2019 08:00 BST
When children are unable to articulate what death means to them, music therapy can help them process the feelings of grief and pain that the loss of a parent inevitably brings.
News • Sep 17, 2019 10:06 BST
All sponsorship money raised through the event will go towards care and support for patients, families and carers living with life limiting or terminal illness in Kent.
News • Sep 06, 2019 08:00 BST
We all know how good it can be to chat over a cuppa – especially during tough times.
News • Aug 20, 2019 08:00 BST
ellenor has been awarded the highest possible rating for the safety, quality and hygiene standards of its food catering services.
News • Aug 16, 2019 15:00 BST
Take on ellenor’s Accumulator Challenge to raise vital funds for local families facing terminal illness.
News • Aug 16, 2019 08:00 BST
Mrs Audrey Broad of ellenor Hospice, Kent, has been awarded the Order of Mercy, a prestigious medal, for her voluntary service over many years to charities and non profit organisations in the United Kingdom and overseas.
Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Piglet meet ellenor hospice care for children patients, thanks to the Rotary Club of Medway
News • Aug 15, 2019 07:45 BST
For many families with children who have a life-limiting or life-threatening illness, taking a trip Disneyland Paris is something they can only dream about.