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Amazing fruit hamper donated to Thanet staff

Posted on 22 May 2015

Thanet staff were treated to a wonderful fruit hamper donated by Carol, Phillipa and Fiona Barker. They would like to thank the Thanet staff for the kindness, patience and compassion shown to Geoff and his family. We could not of asked for a more wonderful group of professionals.”

Pilgrims Hospices shares Canterbury Hospice Options

Posted on 21 May 2015

Pilgrims Hospices has today (Friday) announced that it is outlining its vision for delivering its commitment to maintaining a hospice in Canterbury which is capable of delivering the highest possible care to patients and their families. Pilgrims Hospices Trustees and management have been looking at three options, two of which are to refurbish or redevelop the [...]

Uncle Albert’s charity head shave for Pilgrims Hospices

Posted on 18 May 2015

Albert Stribbling of Willesborough, Ashford, is a truly remarkable character who spends his life bringing joy to his family and raising funds for local charities. Albert has chosen Pilgrims Hospices of east Kent to support with his next inspirational challenge. Here his devoted niece Jacqui Xavier-Rhoades tells us of his latest fundraising idea to support our charity. Uncle Albert plans to have his [...]

‘Being part of a team helps us support our patients’ – five minutes with nurse Denise

Posted on 18 May 2015

In the second of a series of articles celebrating International Nurses Day, we spend five minute with Denise Lansdown about her role at Pilgrims. Denise is a Registered Nurse at Pilgrims Hospice Thanet. I joined Pilgrim Hospice at Thanet in December 2014 having spent seven and a half years working as a Royal Air Force medic and a further 13 years working with [...]

AV Toddlers jazz up their parents’ Jim-Jams for Pilgrims Hospices Pyjama Walk

Posted on 16 May 2015

Children from the AV Toddler Group spent a happy morning decorating tee shirts for their parents to wear at the Pilgrims Hospice Pyjama Walk on Saturday 27th June 2015.

Pilgrims joins in global hand hygiene celebrations

Posted on 16 May 2015

Ward staff at Pilgrims Hospice Thanet got behind this year’s ‘Clean care is Safer care’ campaign to promote the importance of effective hand hygiene to reduce health care acquired infections. The World Health Organisation runs the campaign, inviting staff around the world to send photos to the WHO website showing their commitment to being ‘safe hands’. Hand Tree will [...]

Cyclists prepare for ride from John O’Groats to Lands End

Posted on 14 May 2015

Three cyclists, Steve James, Declan McGlone and Neil Lauder from Ashford, along with Will Parkinson (from Aldington) acting as support driver will be cycling from John O’Groats  to Lands End starting on 23rd June in aid of three charities Pilgrims Hospices, Diabetes UK and The Firefighters Charity. The team are staying at Fire stations throughout the [...]

Pilgrims pamper day at The Granary Spa

Posted on 14 May 2015

Relax in a beautiful peaceful atmosphere at The Granary Spa Charity Pamper Day on 17 June. Following last year’s successful event, The Granary Spa, Ashford is once again holding the event in aid of Pilgrims Hospice, Ashford. Tucked away near rural Great Chart and forming part of the Godinton House Estate, The Granary Spa offers holistic service in [...]

Margate lady’s generous birthday gift to hospice

Posted on 14 May 2015

Catriona Sanderson celebrated her 50th Birthday with a Margate Seaside themed party with a difference… She asked all her friends and family to bring along cosmetic bags brimming with bathtime smellies for patients at Pilgrims Hospices. After the party Catriona, originally from Cliftonville, paid a visit to Pilgrims Hospice in Thanet to donate an amazing 81 bags [...]

‘Often it’s small things that make a huge difference to someone’

Posted on 12 May 2015

Five minutes with…a hospice nurse on International Nurses’ Day Debbie Todd is a registered nurse and infection control lead nurse for Pilgrims Hospices. Here, she tells us a little about her work and how the hospice team works hard to ensure the wellbeing of all its patients and their families.  I was a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) in the [...]



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