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COUNSELLING HELPS CANCER SUFFERER’S STRUGGLE WITH LOCKDOWN

COUNSELLING HELPS CANCER SUFFERER’S STRUGGLE WITH LOCKDOWN

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2021 09:16 BST

Cancer patient Elaine D. turned to the counsellors at ellenor when she realised the stress and isolation caused by Covid was making her anxious and depressed.

Not Just a Voice on the Other End of the Phone: How ellenor’s Clinical Admin Team Supports Patients and Families

Not Just a Voice on the Other End of the Phone: How ellenor’s Clinical Admin Team Supports Patients and Families

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2021 15:37 BST

Ask the average person what a ‘dream day’ in their role is, and you might hear a lot of different responses. It’s unlikely, however, that any will be as heartfelt and humbling as that of Tracy Down’s. Tracy works at our hospice and supports patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families: both at home, and from our inpatient and outpatient wards at Northfleet.

ELLENOR HELPS BEREAVED TREAD THE PATH THROUGH GRIEF TOGETHER

ELLENOR HELPS BEREAVED TREAD THE PATH THROUGH GRIEF TOGETHER

News   •   Apr 28, 2021 15:59 BST

Grief is a personal journey and people cope with it in many different ways. For Linda Rush, getting out in the fresh air helped her more than sitting down and talking about her feelings -- so she instigated a walking group for others who had been bereaved.

REACHING OUT TO ELLENOR FAMILIES IN TIMES OF NEED

REACHING OUT TO ELLENOR FAMILIES IN TIMES OF NEED

Press releases   •   Apr 21, 2021 15:19 BST

The tireless work of family support workers at our hospice has never been more paramount. Families dealing with demanding caring roles, life-limiting illness and bereavement now also have to contend with the isolation caused by Covid.

A different side to nursing: Life on our Inpatient Ward

A different side to nursing: Life on our Inpatient Ward

News   •   Apr 09, 2021 10:00 BST

It wasn’t until her first placement, treating patients with cancer on an oncology ward as a student-nurse, that Nele saw a different side to nursing. “The focus wasn’t just on getting people better, but also ensuring that they had the quality of life – if not the quantity. I realised that this is something I wanted to do" Nele Bohn, Ward Sister at ellenor’s inpatient ward.

Our Inpatient Ward:Treating the Person, not the Disease

Our Inpatient Ward:Treating the Person, not the Disease

News   •   Apr 08, 2021 12:38 BST

Operational Lead Chris Dyson talks about life on our Inpatient Ward at the hospice in Northfleet.

Ex-nurse helps carers and the bereaved through isolation of lockdown

Ex-nurse helps carers and the bereaved through isolation of lockdown

News   •   Apr 06, 2021 11:47 BST

Seventy-four-year-old Sue Gray has spent her life looking after patients and their families – and the challenges of Covid have not deterred the retired nurse from reaching out to others. She lost her own husband to cancer 11 years ago, says: “Since lockdown I have been making about 14 calls every week, phoning people who would usually attend the bereavement group or the Carers Cuppa.”

Fundraiser inspired after working on hospice ward

Fundraiser inspired after working on hospice ward

News   •   Apr 06, 2021 09:41 BST

Working in a hospice during a pandemic was a life-changing experience for trainee nurse Becky Saunders. Her experiences at ellenor were so profound that she pledged to take on a gruelling challenge to raise vital funds.

Hospice Doctor rises to the challenges of Covid

Hospice Doctor rises to the challenges of Covid

News   •   Mar 27, 2021 09:19 GMT

Dr Laura Holtham was working full time at the ellenor hospice in Northfleet during the height of the pandemic and is full of praise and optimism for hospices like ellenor - we are a Kent and Bexley-based charity providing care and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

ellenor's Charity Hike: Awaken your sense of adventure with a hike to Peru

ellenor's Charity Hike: Awaken your sense of adventure with a hike to Peru

News   •   Mar 25, 2021 10:10 GMT

Set your sights on the summit and sign up for our 2022 trek to Machu Picchu. By taking part in this once in a lifetime bucket list experience, you will be helping to ensure that we can continue to provide the very best care and support to patients facing terminal illness, and their families, across Kent and Bexley.

ellenor given top marks for food standards ten years running

ellenor given top marks for food standards ten years running

Press releases   •   Mar 24, 2021 11:18 GMT

Here at ellenor we take our kitchen cleanliness very seriously. So, the catering team was overjoyed to receive the highest accolade from Food Safety and Hygiene inspectors – for the tenth year in a row.

Trustee Shaminder Singh Bedi embraces Kent's rich culture

Trustee Shaminder Singh Bedi embraces Kent's rich culture

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2021 15:18 GMT

Building relationships within his community has been part of everyday life for Shaminder Singh Bedi since the age of 11. Life’s lessons and challenges coupled with his important work for Social Services make him perfect for his role as trustee for our charity.

Hospice patients take a snapshot of lockdown life

Hospice patients take a snapshot of lockdown life

News   •   Mar 11, 2021 11:43 GMT

With a focus on storytelling through photography, the 'Snapshot' project enabled our Wellbeing patients to document their experience of lockdown and provide a snapshot into their lives during this unusual time.

Wellbeing is a truly holistic experience

Wellbeing is a truly holistic experience

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2021 12:01 GMT

Andrew Lowden, Interim Head of Wellbeing – explains the benefits of this multi-disciplined, holistic approach.

Home-school Dad teaches children about hospice care

Home-school Dad teaches children about hospice care

Press releases   •   Feb 11, 2021 12:59 GMT

Most parents could hardly have imagined a year ago that they would be home-schooling their children. But for Kevin Hunt the drastic changes to his family life brought about by Covid-19 have opened up a wealth of opportunity.

Meghan's China blog

Meghan's China blog

Blog posts   •   Feb 08, 2021 11:30 GMT

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.

This will be an ellenr Christmas for Charlie

This will be an ellenr Christmas for Charlie

News   •   Dec 25, 2020 09:00 GMT

While many of us see Christmas as a time to be with friends and family, we will continue to do exactly what we does on every other day of the year: giving vital support both to those with life-limiting illnesses and their families. And this year, that support has never been more vital, with many feeling additionally isolated because of Covid. Read Charlie's story

Twas the night before Christmas rendition

Twas the night before Christmas rendition

News   •   Dec 09, 2020 12:27 GMT

Twas the night before Christmas… well not quite, but we're just SO excited for Christmas Eve. This year we've got a special surprise planned for Christmas Eve and we've even had help from a few of Santa's little helpers! So keep your eyes peeled on Christmas Eve for a very special Christmas message from us and a few special guests! 🎄🎅

Christmas appeal recognition on ITV News

Christmas appeal recognition on ITV News

News   •   Dec 07, 2020 13:47 GMT

ITV Meridian and South East coverage of the new rendition for silent night in support of our hospice .

GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF STAR SETS CHRISTMAS BAKING CHALLENGE  - Laura Adlington

GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF STAR SETS CHRISTMAS BAKING CHALLENGE - Laura Adlington

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2020 10:00 GMT

Our very own Laura Adlington has captured the hearts of viewers nationwide with her bubbly personality and delicious creations.