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HRH The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates Children’s Hospice Week

Date Posted
17 June, 2019

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge has sent a message of support to celebrate and mark Children’s Hospice Week. Children’s Hospice Week (17-23 June) is organised by Together for Short Lives and is the only week in the year...

Volunteering has given me a new outlook on life

Date Posted
5 June, 2019
Fiona Williams

For the past 9 months, I have been spending my Wednesday mornings volunteering at Together for Short Lives. On my first day I didn't know what to expect. I had always had a belief that hospices were dark and gloomy...

The future of Acorns Children’s Hospice in Walsall

Date Posted
4 June, 2019

Today (4 June 2019) Acorns has begun a consultation with its staff on a proposal to cease offering services from its children’s hospice facility in Walsall. Acorns currently has three hospices in Walsall, Birmingham and Worcester. If the proposal is...

What has the Guide to Children’s Palliative Care ever done for us?

Date Posted
14 May, 2019
Lizzie Chambers

In June 2018, we published the fourth edition of the Guide to Children’s Palliative Care, a resource that’s been referred to as the “industry bible”. We’d like to know whether that’s still the case. Do professionals across the globe still...

The cost of death in childhood

Date Posted
13 May, 2019
Kate Woodthorpe, Senior Lecturer, for the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

Thinking about your own child’s death and funeral is unbearable. But for some people it is a reality. Every year in England and Wales just over 5000 children die and, while it may be difficult to think or talk about,...


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