Harrogate hospice inpatient unit adjusts to keep services going during Covid-19

Our inpatient care team have been continuing the service they usually provide throughout the Covid 19 crisis. During this time the service has been busy, offering people and their families support with symptom management, emergency respite breaks, and care during the last days of life. Keeping this service going during the pandemic has taken an …

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Dying Matters Week 2020: relatives and friends share the support they’ve received

This week is Dying Matters Week nationally, and Tuesday’s theme as part of the week is Carers. When we care for people close to them, we also provide families and carers with the support they need. Here, some of those relatives and friends talk about the support they have received from our teams: Jenny McAleese’s …

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Harrogate hospice care charity shop managers use their healthcare experience to support Inpatient Unit during Covid-19 pandemic

Everyone working on The Saint Michael’s Inpatient Unit is a Hospice Hero, and they don’t come any more courageous than Becca Haigh and Mags Kent. Both ladies have stepped from their usual roles managing two of our popular charity shops in Harrogate, on Cold Bath Road and Kings Road, into supporting frontline teams in our …

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An open letter from trustees to the staff of Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just ‘B’ and Saint Michael’s during the coronavirus pandemic

Dear all, At the beginning of last month, we made a difficult decision to postpone one of our mass-participation events – our Saint Michael’s Twilight Walk, involving 500 local people. At that time, it was a purely precautionary move, and not one everyone agreed with. It was borne out of a strong sense of responsibility …

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A Harrogate hospice supporter and her young son step out for a 91 mile sponsored challenge

Saint Michael’s supporter Gayle Bell and her ten-year-old son Arran have taken on a ninety-one-mile sponsored walk to celebrate what would have been their beloved Nana and Grandma’s ninety-first birthday on 11th June 2020. Arran is a Cub Scout and tells me the family’s ‘Ninety-One for Nana Margaret’ is just perfect for his adventurous spirit: …

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