Author Archives: Rachel Watkins

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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Hospital Admission Avoidance Project

Hospice of the Valleys is working in partnership with ABUHB to prevent patients going into hospital by using the HAAP Project (Hospital Admission Avoidance Project).  The project involves keeping patients at home by providing extra support for the patient and their families.  This support is provided by a Health Care Support Worker who will provide…

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Bereavement Information Sessions

Most people do not require formal and professional bereavement support.  For the majority of us, the support that we get from our family, friends, pets, neighbours and other social connections ensure that we get to a point that we often begrudgingly and inevitably accept that our challenge now is how we learn to live with…

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How it all began!

I first met Dr Richard Lamerton in Nevill Hall Hospital when he came to talk to senior staff of Gwent Health Authority about his desire to expand Hospice of the Marches (which was based in Hereford) down to Abergavenny and Blaenau Gwent.  Dr Lamerton was the Medical Director of the Hospice and had vast experience in…

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Becci’s Story

This is Becci’s story, in her own words:- I have finally plucked up the courage to share my story a little more in depth. **Warning this is a long read but if you can just spare 5/10 mins to read it, this would mean the world 🌎 to me** I was diagnosed last May 2020…

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