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Archive for April, 2018

Hospiscare Heroes - from Giant Eggs to Tea & Cake Hospiscare Heroes - from Giant Eggs to Tea & Cake


A huge thank you this week goes to Darts Farm customers and staff, especially Mark and Rachel, Kernow Chocolate and our wonderful Topsham Support Group who organised their Easter Egg Raffle at Darts Farm again this year and have raised an incredible £918.

Many thanks also to Anita and Caroline,...

Is it time you made a Will? Is it time you made a Will?


This Spring, Hospiscare is encouraging people to get their affairs in order and help to support their local end of life care services at the same time.

17 different solicitors across Exeter, Mid and East Devon will be generously giving their time and expertise so that you can have your...

Hospiscare patient reflects on accepting dying as a natural part of living Hospiscare patient reflects on accepting dying as a natural part of living


Reverend David Bartle, 88, now retired and living in Broadclyst, had one of those years in 2017 that you would rather forget. David’s wife of 61 years died in March 2017 and a few months later David himself became very ill and was hospitalised. 

David was diagnosed with lymphoma of...

"Volunteering is helping me learn new skills to get back into work"


Christopher Hunt, 34, from Dartmouth has been unemployed for an extended period of time after being diagnosed with stomach cancer. After receiving the all clear, Christopher was keen to get back into the work place.

Christopher explains, “My experience with cancer has made me think more seriously about my life. ...

What's it like to be a Hospiscare Nurse? What's it like to be a Hospiscare Nurse?

  We caught up with Staff Nurse Megan and asked her about her typical day. 

"I enjoy the early shift - it allows me to spend a lot of time with the patients, carrying out their personal care and meeting their families.

We begin at 7.30am in the Nurses’ Office for handover from...

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