Category Archives: Hospices in the UK

Dying Matters

Dying matters week was a really important time to encourage people to talk about death, their plans and wishes. We had many events at the Hospice as well as with partners, and we held a great concert where the Hospice … Continue reading

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Commissioning Changes

There has been much discussion with the Clinical Commissioning group for Basildon and Brentwood regarding end of life care and the work of the Hospice.  The Hospice provides our full range of services to the people of Brentwood where referrals … Continue reading

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CQC – 5 green ticks!

Having had a top assessment in February with the CQC we weren’t expecting another unannounced visit, however we are very proud of the quality of the care we provide and achieving another high assessment was very pleasing.

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Essex Commissioning Event

Along with the other hospices in Essex we ran a joint event with the Commissioners in Essex and discussed end of life issues and what the Hospices can do to assist the commissioners.  It was a well received event and … Continue reading

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Visit to Haven House Children’s Hospice in Woodford

A small team from Saint Francis Hospice recently had an excellent visit to Haven House to look around their lovely hospice and to discuss in particular the care of young people as they move into adulthood.  Thank you Mike (CEO) … Continue reading

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Visit from Jane Petit CEO Saint Elisabeth’s Hospice Ipswich

Having been to visit the fantastic Hospice in Ipswich I was very pleased to show Jane the CEO from there around Saint Francis.  It’s always so good to learn and share with one another.

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Queens Hospital

I was very pleased to meet With the CEO at Queens and we had a very productive discussion about end of life care and training.

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Hospice CEO’s farewell (Not Me)

I joined other Hospice CEO’s to say farewell to Rosie (CEO from Saint Helena’s) and Janet (CEO from Farleigh) both who are moving onto pastures new. I wish them both well in their new ventures.

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Marie Curie CEO

On Wednesday I met with Jane Collins who has become the new Chief Executive of Marie Curie. Jane like me has moved from the NHS where she was the CEO for Great Ormond Street, so there was much to catch … Continue reading

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Visit to Saint Luke’s Hospice in Basildon

It was lovely to visit Saint Luke’s Hospice in Basildon with Vinnie one of our Consultants. Saint Luke’s was the local Hospice in my last job in the NHS and it was a pleasure to meet with Eileen the CEO … Continue reading

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