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An update from Saint Michael’s Hospice day therapy services

While our inpatient and home services continued to operate as usual during the early stages of COVID-19, offering face-to-face care to patients, our Saint Michael’s day therapy services underwent a radical transformation. To support the spirit of lockdown and protect the many patients we work with who were required to shield during the crisis, we …

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Our HOME team share their experiences during lockdown

We are currently providing care, comfort and support to more than 40 people each week, plus their families, in the place that they call home. Here, we meet two heath care assistants, Lorraine Lumley and Julia Harrison, working for our HOME service, to hear what it is like caring for people living with a terminal illness during …

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Anniversaries and key dates

Anniversaries and key dates in the diary can be a difficult or isolating time for people experiencing bereavement, whether their significant person died recently or many years ago. On Father’s Day, our Just ‘B’ team shares some useful ideas on how people can look after themselves if they are experiencing grief for a dad, step …

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Harrogate hospice charity introduces new Family Liaison Officers to help families during Covid-19 and beyond.

Following the lockdown period, which came into place in March, and alongside the restrictions we placed on visiting at our Crimple House Hospice, we created some new Family Liaison Officer roles. The roles work to create a ‘new normal’ which enables relatives to remain close to the day-to-day care of their loved ones, even when …

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Saint Michael’s Hospice prepares to open charity shop doors

Following the news that non-essential retail are permitted to open their doors again, Saint Michael’s Hospice has confirmed that they are planning a phased reopening of their shops to commence from early July. The charity is carefully considering all aspects of their plan including new government measures and guidelines on social distancing and hygiene; and …

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