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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Increased demand for Harrogate hospice charity HOME service during Covid-19

During COVID-19, our HOME service has seen an increase in demand, with people preferring to stay at home to be cared for. We have been caring for more than 40 people a week in their own homes, plus supporting their families and carers. This includes providing frontline services to local people living with terminal illness …

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THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS

While the majority of our volunteers have been taking an unexpected break this year, we have been thinking of them, and missing them – they are vital members of our hospice care family. This Volunteers’ Week we’d like to share an open letter to all  our volunteers from Chief Executive Tony Collins , which we …

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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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