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National Hospice Care Week – Leasa’s Story

Hospice Care Week is a national campaign which aims to raise awareness of the importance of hospice care across the UK and runs from 6th to 12th October 2014. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 3 people in the UK will be touched by hospice care at some point in their lives […]

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National Hospice Care Week – Jane’s Story

Hospice Care Week is a national campaign which aims to raise awareness of the importance of hospice care across the UK and runs from 6th to 12th October 2014. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 3 people in the UK will be touched by hospice care at some point in their lives […]

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Raising Awareness of Lymphoedema – Ann’s Story

My name is Ann and I am 62 years old. I first noticed the early warning signs of Lymphoedema whilst I was having chemotherapy to treat breast cancer. I didn’t know it was Lymphoedema at the time, I just thought it was a side effect of the chemo. My right arm was swelling, I noticed […]

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Raising Awareness of Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a progressive chronic disorder of the lymphatic system .The lymphatic system transports lymph, a clear and colorless fluid containing white blood cells that helps rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. Lymphoedema occurs when there is a blockage in the lymphatic system which causes excess fluid (lymph) to collect in […]

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Ministers confirm Liverpool Care Pathway will be ‘phased out’

In the last hour the government has confirmed it will replace the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) and instead ask senior clinicians to sign off all end of life care plans, following an independent review. The review sets out a total of 44 recommendations most notably that the LCP should be phased out and “replaced by a personalised end […]

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Liverpool Care Pathway to be axed?

It has been reported today that findings of an independent review into the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), a plan of care developed to support patients as they near death, is likely to suggest the pathway should be phased out in the next six to twelve months. The LCP is something we use here at Compton […]

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Appointments, Press & Parties

Dianne Freeth, 56 Patient at Compton Hospice Woods Therapy Centre since April 2013 I have terminal lung cancer, and in February this year was told I have 6 months to live. I visit Compton Hospice’s Woods Therapy Centre once a week and have the pleasure of meeting with some fantastic and inspirational people who I […]

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National Carers Week – Sandra’s Story

Sandra Creswell, 59 My husband was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in 2008 which is a disease of the lungs. Around about two years ago his condition deteriorated and that’s when I became his main carer. As a carer I do everything. My husband needs help with things like personal care – washing, […]

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Caring for Carers

The 10th to 16th June 2013 is National Carers Week. Carers Week is a UK-wide annual awareness campaign. Its aim is to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for. Learning to deal with a life limiting illness can often be an overwhelming and frightening prospect not only for the person diagnosed but […]

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National Volunteers Week 2013 – Val’s Story

Valerie Deakin, 77 Valerie began volunteering for Compton Hospice as a Bereavement visitor after losing her husband George and son Neil to cancer within the space of two years. Both George and Neil were cared for by the Hospice and so Valerie was keen to give something back to the organisation that helped her and […]

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