Monthly Archives: April 2020

So much has changed, yet it still feels like early days

The whole essence of my role as a Palliative Care Social Worker, the contact with individuals and their families, with bereaved relatives and other services has been essentially about the face-to-face interaction and rapport that develops.  For now, that has gone.  Telephone support with the offer of things like Zoom and Skype, has replaced what…

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In a time of crisis we colour and dance!

The demands for the services provided by Hospice of the Valleys have not gone away during the current pandemic. Patients and carers still need support and for those feeling even more isolated the needs are even greater now. We are fortunate to have a flexible and adaptable team who are working to see how we…

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Virtual Therapy

Working from home can present many challenges, this is especially difficult when your job involves providing Complimentary Therapy to our Hospice patients, however, at Mat explains he has been able to overcome this with some creative thinking……. My first week working as a complementary therapist ‘remotely’ I must admit, I wasn’t sure how things were…

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