As Christmas approaches, staff nurse Carol Fitzpatrick reflects on her role in Living Well
Read the attached as to how we are offering our Living well services during these difficult times and see how to access our range of virtual living well services. Carols Fitzpatrick tells her story working here in the Living well team
Message of support from Dartford's very own Sir Mick Jagger
2020 has been a tough year for us all. We know that Sir Mick’s message of support will mean so much to the families caring for children and adults.
Our Christmas Appeal
Help us provide vital care to adults and children who need our support this Christmas. For those coping with a life limiting illness – this Christmas could be their last.
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.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: My role as a Children’s Care Assistant
For over six years, Sam Politt has been a Children’s Care Assistant at ellenor. Friends ask her how she copes with her challenging, sometimes emotional work – especially given that she’s got a nine-year-old daughter herself. She says, “My role is to look after children who, despite illness, are most often cheeky, smiley and bouncy – just like every child is.”
#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: Bringing expertise from leading London hospitals direct to children’s homes
Bringing expertise from London hospitals direct to children in their own homes is an under-recognised service that forms the foundation of care provided by ellenor. Thanks to this partnership approach, many children under ellenor’s care in Kent can make fewer journeys and spend less time attending hospitals in London for their appointments.