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The Duchess of Cambridge helps plant garden for EACH in Children’s Hospice Week

Date Posted
27 June, 2020

In Children’s Hospice Week, The Duchess of Cambridge joined families from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices to plant a garden at The Nook, one of EACH’s purpose-built hospices near Norwich. Marking the end of Children’s Hospice Week, The Duchess also met...

This is…Emma – Celebrating Children’s Hospice Week

Date Posted
30 June, 2020
Author
Emma Aspinall, Acorns Director of Care Services

Views of Acorns Director of Care, Emma Aspinall, on responding to the Covid-19 pandemic I have the privilege of being the Director of Care for Acorns Children’s Hospices. I wanted to take this opportunity during Children’s Hospice week to highlight...

This is…Margaret – supporting the NHS during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Date Posted
30 June, 2020
Author
Margaret Maye, Outreach Nurse Lead for the Acorns Children’s Hospice Birmingham

Margaret Maye is the Outreach Nurse Lead for the Acorns Children’s Hospice in Birmingham. During the pandemic Margaret has been supporting the NHS by working with the Palliative Care Team at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Margaret shares her reflections on her...

That was. . . Children’s Hospice Week 2020 

Date Posted
29 June, 2020

Phew, what a week. We’d like to say an enormous thank you to everyone of the amazing families, supporters and children’s hospice services that have taken part in Children’s Hospice Week 2020 over the last seven days. This year has...

This is . . . Respite During a Pandemic – Havens Hospices Uses Tech to Talk 

Date Posted
26 June, 2020

Havens Hospices is using technology to helping them to continue caring during the Coronavirus. Providing ‘socially-distant’ palliative and supportive care during the pandemic hasn’t been easy, but is creating ‘creative opportunities’ to still provide a level of respite for patients...

This is…Emma’s story

Date Posted
25 June, 2020

Stanley suffered from a rare genetic condition called Tay Sachs. Diagnosed at just 14 months old, he very quickly developed complex symptoms including frightening seizures. Stanley’s care needs were huge – his family looked after him around-the-clock, a daunting prospect...

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