Author Archives: Rachel Watkins

All in a day’s work

One would assume the role of the clinical admin team is just taking telephone calls and filing patient notes….. But it is far from just this. Throughout the global pandemic we have continued to provide the back up support to our colleagues across the organization and have been the first point of contact for people…

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Bereavement During Covid-19 Study

If you are interested in telling others of your bereavement experience, and any support you have had or are still receiving, please consider this ‘Bereavement during Covid_19 survey’. Your feedback can inform and improve services. Thank you.

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Support for the local care and residential homes.

Here is a testimonial from Rachel at Bridge House around how the Hospice have continued to support them during the pandemic. Even though Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the care homes across the country we have continued to receive the same level of support from Nicola and the hospice throughout.  Though we have…

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The Great Outdoors

There is nothing like a global pandemic to challenge what was once your usual working practice.  Gone were the days of regular house visits and facilitating a variety of bereavement groups and we were faced with a largely unknown future. Contact never stopped, but we had to be versatile, and as usual, come up with…

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Annie’s Story

I don’t know where to start ~ All I know is the Hospice helped my late husband, Phil, who passed away quite recently and myself get through a good few years of utter despair and for that I will always be truly grateful. We first came into contact with the work of the Hospice when…

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Hospice Summer Raffle Winner

📢 Important Announcement 📢 We are delighted to announce the winners of our Hospice Summer Raffle Draw!! The winners of the £1,000 cash prize are the ‘Abertillery twins’, who’s mum is a long standing volunteer in our Abertillery shop. “We are delighted to win, its made our day! We will be making a donation back…

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ACTivate Your Life

I have had the pleasure of facilitating the ACTivate your life course, here at the Hospice of the Valleys for the past few years and have continued to support many Hospice patients, family members and bereaved relatives with the principles that the course encourages people to consider and adopt. ACTivate Your Life is a psychology…

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Important Information About Data

At Hospice of the Valleys, we take the security of our supporters data extremely seriously which is why we want to highlight an event that may have resulted in the disclosure of personal data. We would like to confirm that: The incident has been resolved We have no reason to believe that any data has…

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