Author Archives: Rachel Watkins

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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Charity Golf Day

My name is Darren Richards from Tredegar and I helped to arrange a Charity Golf Day on Saturday 12th September 2020 as we do every year in honour of our beloved friend Matt Sandercock.  This year we also wanted to dedicate it to three other special people, my good friend Darren Snell and the late…

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Celebration of Life

Hospice of the Valleys is pleased to share news of another Celebration of Life Service to anyone that may appreciate a service of music, readings and words at this time. It is our  hope that it will bring comfort to many who  are feeling the loss of a loved one this Christmas period. Penhow Church…

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Annual General Meeting 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic and in line with the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 the Hospice of the Valleys Board of Trustees and it’s members held a virtual Annual General Meeting on 19th November 2020. We had planned to live-stream the meeting for the public but due to unforeseen technical issues this was…

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