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Article of Interest

November 2021

The Mary Stevens Hospice is celebrated for its work supporting people with learning disabilities. Read the full article.


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A project funded by NHS Charities Together will improve care at the end of life for different cultures and communities within the Black Country. The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is partnering with The Mary Stevens Hospice on the project, called No Barriers Here. 

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Major step forward for dying people as UK Government pledges to change benefit system for terminally ill.  

Marie Curie and the Motor Neurone Disease Association respond to the news that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced it will reform the benefits system for terminally ill people.   

Terminally ill people and campaigners are welcoming a ‘significant step forward for compassion and common sense’ today after the UK Government made a long-awaited announcement that it would change the benefit system for the terminally ill.

In response to the ‘Scrap 6 Months’ campaign led by charities Marie Curie and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, the UK Government has pledged to make it easier for people with a terminal illness to get fast-track access to financial support.

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Butterflies releases at Princess Alice Hospice. 

The family of a patient at Princess Alice Hospice gathered together in the early June sunshine to release some beautiful butterflies into the grounds of the Hospice in Esher. 

Sue, who has been receiving palliative care at the Hospice, was keen to release the butterflies herself as she had reared them from eggs. Sue’s husband arranged to transport the butterflies and Hospice staff organised for Sue’s bed to be moved out onto the terrace so that she could be part of the release. Sue wanted her grandson present so he could see them fly off and the whole family was involved.

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Planning for a good death” event session for Dying Matters Awareness Week on Monday 10th May 2021 run by NHS Gloucestershire Clincal Commissionioning Group and Gloucestershire County Council. If you could not make the session then you can view the recording here.

Additionally, to help shape and improve palliative and end of life care services in the future, including bereavement services, we encourage your feedback via this short survey: click here. This survey is for anyone - we would like to ask staff to complete the survey personally, but to also share it (where/when appropriate) with the people that they are supporting. The survey gives people the opportunity to share their views on end of life care planning, as well as any recent experiences they may have of a family member or person they cared for receiving end of life care.



The Albert Hunt Trust is welcoming applications from organisations that provide end of life palliative care and support. Charities registered with the Charity Commission can apply for grants of up to £10,000. The online application process can be accessed via the website: www.alberthunttrust.org.uk. For further information please refer to the website or contact Jane Deller Ray on 0330 113 7280. 



Often challenging but ultimately rewarding; a career in hospice care offers the opportunity to be part of a multi-professional team and provide truly holistic care in a supportive environment.  See the video published by Hospice UK on working in hospice care here.



Our definition of hospice care.  Every hospicde across the UK was funded to respond to the needs of the community it serves, and continues to develop in order to meet these changin needs. 

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