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I’d like to encourage you to sign up and take on a challenge like this for ellenor, to help make sure that patients and their families receive the same loving care and support that our family had. Whatever challenge you choose, stepping up for ellenor will change lives, including yours.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR PATIENTS AND CARERS – ELLENOR HOSPICE
Ellenor hospice supports more than 3,000 families with terminal and life limiting conditions and their families in Kent and Bexley each year, also providing a dedicated financial support service.
ellenor hospice says big thank you for continued support during covid
September is traditionally the month where thousands of people come together for ellenor’s popular Twilight Walk, walking the streets of Gravesend to celebrate and remember someone special as well as to honour the work of ellenor’s staff and volunteers, who make a huge difference to thousands of lives every year.
Liam uses magic talents to support ellenor
If 13-year-old Liam could be summed up in four words they would be lively, loveable, confident and energetic.
#HospiceCareWeek | Lisa’s story: why I love my job
“I’m very proud to work for ellenor – I work for an incredible charity knowing that our shops make a difference to the local community”.
#HospiceCareWeek | Why ellenor’s housekeepers are so vital to the charity
ellenor – the charity supporting those with life-limiting illnesses and their families – doesn’t count ‘unsung heroes’ among its staff. This is because each person who works for the charity is acknowledged and celebrated as an essential part of the ellenor team.
#HospiceCareWeek | THE TWO-WAY STREET OF VOLUNTEERING
So often, those who volunteer with us have their own connections that have brought them to the charity – and they will often say, too, that they feel they gain as much from their work with us as they give. Here, Suzanne Wood tells her story.
#ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth: Florence's personal story about her journey.
Florence’s journey started in January 2020 when she was diagnosed with Leukaemia (AML) as a family we were thrust into the world of a cancer diagnosis! We quickly learnt about blood counts, side effects and the gruelling chemotherapy treatment that Florence had to endure.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Helping to smooth the path for treatment...
When children are coping with serious illness, many parties – often based in different areas – may be involved in their treatment. The practical and emotional implications of coping with a complex schedule of appointments can, quite understandably, sometimes feel overwhelming for the families involved.
Inpatient Unit (IPU) nurses: Sharing the emotional load with patients and their families
Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, that dedication is unwavering and the our team has adapted and pulled together as never before. Pivotal to the cohesion of the team is Lisa Ball, Staff Nurse in ellenor’s Inpatient Unit (IPU). Here, she reflects on the impact Covid-19 has had on the patients she cares for, their families and her team.
Businesses challenged to turn £50 into charity funds in accumulator challenge
The Accumulator Challenge, in aid of ellenor, is back! From an initial investment of £50 and a four-month timescale, you will compete against teams from across Kent and Bexley to become the ellenor Accumulator Champion of 2020. We will give your company a crisp £50 note and four months to find ways of increasing it as much as you can.
Community Palliative Care: the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist
Linda’s job may be challenging but she has never doubted the value of her role: “I’ve always wanted to be a palliative care nurse and to help guide people through the challenges of end-of-life care. It’s rewarding to know you’ve done as much as you possibly can for patients and their families and if I’ve helped make their situations better in any way, I know that I’ve done my job right.”