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Dying Matters Week – Play Therapy is essential in helping bereaved children process their grief and loss.

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.

Dying Matters Awareness Week– Importance of talking about advanced care planning

Dying Matters Awareness Week– Importance of talking about advanced care planning

Blog posts   •   May 11, 2020 08:00 BST

Planning for my care when I am ill has been on my “to do” list for quite some time. You would think in my job I would be reminded of it every day and hasten my efforts to complete writing down my wishes.

Wellbeing Gardens - National Gardening Week

Wellbeing Gardens - National Gardening Week

Blog posts   •   May 01, 2020 08:00 BST

​We are all spending more time at home at the moment than we might like and this looks set to continue for some time to come. This week is National Gardening Week, so what could be more appropriate than appreciating your garden for its wellbeing benefits.

Vikki Harding appointed to permanent Chief Executive.

Vikki Harding appointed to permanent Chief Executive.

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.

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

ellenor receives a staggering £2m donation to help build for the future

ellenor receives a staggering £2m donation to help build for the future

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

Lights of Love Remembrance Service

Lights of Love Remembrance Service

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”.

Hospice Care Week: The benefits of gardening for health and wellbeing at ellenor...

Hospice Care Week: The benefits of gardening for health and wellbeing at ellenor...

Blog posts   •   Oct 11, 2019 08:00 BST

It is hard to enter ellenor hospice in Gravesend without noticing the lovely garden, visible through the building and from many of the patient rooms and offices. What may be less obvious is the contribution the garden makes to the patients, families, visitors, staff and volunteers who make ellenor the place that it is.

Lifelites charity donates life-changing technology to children receiving care under ellenor...

Lifelites charity donates life-changing technology to children receiving care under ellenor...

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.

Hospice Care Week: We wrote a song for our mum because she's "the best".

Hospice Care Week: We wrote a song for our mum because she's "the best".

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.

World Reflexology Week: the benefits of foot reflexology treatment

World Reflexology Week: the benefits of foot reflexology treatment

Blog posts   •   Sep 23, 2019 14:00 BST

This week we celebrate World Reflexology Week. During this time reflexologists around the world organise events to promote the benefits of reflexology therapies. It is a good opportunity for us to bring awareness about reflexology as it is one of the complementary therapies we offer at ellenor.

New social drop-in to help patients coping with advanced illness…

New social drop-in to help patients coping with advanced illness…

News   •   Sep 06, 2019 08:00 BST

​We all know how good it can be to chat over a cuppa – especially during tough times.

Level 5 rating for food hygiene awarded to ellenor

Level 5 rating for food hygiene awarded to ellenor

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.

The Accumulator Challenge - Turn £50 into vital funds for ellenor

The Accumulator Challenge - Turn £50 into vital funds for ellenor

News   •   Aug 16, 2019 15:00 BST

Take on ellenor’s Accumulator Challenge to raise vital funds for local families facing terminal illness.

Mrs Audrey Broad has been awarded the ‘Order of Mercy’ for distinguished voluntary service

Mrs Audrey Broad has been awarded the ‘Order of Mercy’ for distinguished voluntary service

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

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.

Kathy’s memory lives on in ellenor outdoor sensory play area

Kathy’s memory lives on in ellenor outdoor sensory play area

News   •   Aug 13, 2019 11:36 BST

Seeing at first-hand the dedication and compassion of the palliative care team meant that ellenor gained a special place in the hearts of Kathy's husband Dennis and her four children Danny, James, Gemma and Chloe, which made them want to show their support after her death by donating a play area for children within the hospice garden.

​Q & A WITH LEAH POPPY – HOW VOLUNTEERING CHANGED MY LIFE

​Q & A WITH LEAH POPPY – HOW VOLUNTEERING CHANGED MY LIFE

News   •   May 31, 2019 08:00 BST

Leah reflects on what volunteers can bring to ellenor – and on the wealth of experiences that volunteering with ellenor can provide.

Appointment of new Interim Chief Executive

Appointment of new Interim Chief Executive

News   •   May 17, 2019 08:00 BST

ellenor has announced its new Interim Chief Executive following a decision made by the Board of Trustees earlier this month.

Adult day therapy services redesigned to support people living with advance illness.

Adult day therapy services redesigned to support people living with advance illness.

News   •   May 03, 2019 15:42 BST

Adult day-therapy services are to be redesigned to improve health-care delivery and to help empower patients to feel more in control of their own situations.