Author Archives: Rachel Watkins

Due to the pandemic, the outpatient service at the Hospice was forced to close, due to government restrictions.  The Clinical Nurse Specialists continued to keep contact with all patients via telephone and made visits where appropriate, maintaining COVID19 guidelines and wearing PPE. We are delighted to confirm that on the 9th March 2022, our Outpatient…

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Zip Line Challenge

On Sunday 22nd May we had an absolutely fantastic morning watching our supporters Zip into action for Hospice of the Valleys! Thank you to everyone who took part, your support allows us to be there for people with life limiting illnesses and their families in our local area. We really couldn’t do it without amazing…

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Back in the Classroom!

May 2022 saw the re-introduction of the Hospice of The Valleys, 2 day Education programme; The principles and Practices of Palliative & End of Life Care. This was the first face-to-face teaching session since the start of the pandemic.  There was a general feeling among the attendees about how nice it was to get back…

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Thank you for Going Yellow

On Friday 6th May we asked you to Go Yellow for Hospice of the Valleys and you did! Here are some pictures of our fantastic supporters donning their yellow and raising funds for the Hospice. We are thrilled to announce that the total raised so far is £2,529 Thank you to everyone who took part….

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Annual General Meeting 2021

Due to the continued high levels of Covid-19 and to protect our staff and service, this year we held a virtual Annual General Meeting. In addition to the formalities of the AGM itself, we were delighted to welcome Rhiannon Jones, Executive Director of Nursing at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board as guest speaker. The meeting…

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Christmas Merchandise

Christmas Cards and diaries are now available to purchase in all our shops. Christmas Cards – £2.50 per pack of 10     Diaries – £1 each   Also available to purchase via our eBay Shop  

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Annual General Meeting

We are pleased to give notice of our Annual General Meeting which will be held on Friday 19th November at 3pm. Once again we will be holding a virtual meeting and following Welsh Government advice. In addition to the formalities of the AGM itself, we are delighted to welcome Rhiannon Jones, Executive Director of Nursing…

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Palliative Care Nurse of the Year

We are delighted to announce Nicola Kearney, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Hospice of the Valleys has been awarded the IJPC Award for Palliative Care Nurse of the Year 2021. The award was presented at the virtual European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) 17th Congress on 6th October 2021. Jane Hart, Head of Clinical Services made…

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