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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.

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.

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 .

Childrens Care Assistants: There to support children and their families .

Childrens Care Assistants: There to support children and their families .

News   •   Nov 26, 2020 17:40 GMT

For over six years, Sam Pollitt has been a Children’s Care Assistant Friends ask her how she copes with her challenging, sometimes emotional work – especially given that she’s got a nine-year-old daughter herself.

Our love for one another will never be stronger than it is this Christmas

Our love for one another will never be stronger than it is this Christmas

News   •   Nov 26, 2020 17:31 GMT

When one young family was faced with a diagnosis for their son, - we were there to provide holistic support and to help them stay positive. Now, they say they are looking forward to a very special Christmas…

As Christmas approaches, staff nurse Carol Fitzpatrick reflects on her role in Living Well

As Christmas approaches, staff nurse Carol Fitzpatrick reflects on her role in Living Well

News   •   Nov 26, 2020 16:00 GMT

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

Message of support from Dartford's very own Sir Mick Jagger

News   •   Nov 26, 2020 14:26 GMT

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

Our Christmas Appeal

News   •   Nov 26, 2020 14:25 GMT

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.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: My role as a Children’s Care Assistant

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: My role as a Children’s Care Assistant

News   •   Oct 01, 2020 08:00 BST

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.”

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month:  Bringing expertise from leading London hospitals direct to children’s homes

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Bringing expertise from leading London hospitals direct to children’s homes

News   •   Sep 15, 2020 08:00 BST

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.

#ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth: How we are helping baby Grace and her family bounce back to normality…

#ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth: How we are helping baby Grace and her family bounce back to normality…

News   •   Sep 10, 2020 08:00 BST

There are times when a mother’s instinct really can be a lifesaver. As a mum of three, Carrie Wilson knew her baby daughter Grace was suffering from something way beyond the usual illnesses.

Interview with Patricia Gilmore: My role in Children’s palliative care

Interview with Patricia Gilmore: My role in Children’s palliative care

News   •   Sep 08, 2020 08:00 BST

Families of children who have a life limiting or life-threatening condition will know, it’s a worrying and frightening time, but their journey is made a little easier thanks to our Children’s Palliative Care Team.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: A tailor-made approach to help children live life to the full

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: A tailor-made approach to help children live life to the full

News   •   Sep 01, 2020 10:26 BST

​With more and more children having a life-limiting condition, how to help them live well with the time they have available is the ellenor mantra. As each child is different and their needs are unique, ellenor works in partnership with them and their families to create a bespoke support service throughout their lives and beyond.