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Hospice UK responds to new NICE guidance on the care of dying adults

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On Wednesday (December 16) the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) publishes new guidance entitled: Care of dying adults in the last days of life.

The guidance aims to address many of the concerns raised by the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) and gives a framework for healthcare professionals to provide people with the best possible care in their last days of life. The LCP was phased out in July 2014

Organisers of the Fest- Deborah Ormerod, Susan Rading, Caryl Rose, Vivian Ellis

Upton Christmas wreath festival is an all round success

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A festival of Christmas wreaths brightened Upton-by-Chester last weekend. More than 40 local groups display their Yuletide creations at Upton United Reformed Church. Schools, businesses, organisations, clubs, churches and church groups made and decorated wreaths to represent their activities and had fun showing their ingenuity. Event organiser Deborah Ormerod was delighted to see how community… Read more »

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Virgin Money Chester Santa Dash fun run brings festive cheer

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Thousands of Santas sprinted, jogged and strolled through Chester for the annual Christmas fun run . Dressed in red suits, hats and beards, Saint Nicks of all ages took to the city’s streets to raise money for charity on December 6. Not even a heavy downpour could dampen the festive atmosphere. Now in its fifth… Read more »

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Hospice light up event hampered by wind

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High winds on Sunday (November 29) in Chester meant that fundraising lilies for a city hospice could not be launched on the River Dee as planned. More than 400 people turned up to The Groves on Sunday afternoon for the annualHospice of the Good Shepherd Light up a Life service to remember and celebrate the… Read more »

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Hoole girl’s hospice tribute to late father

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  The death of her beloved father from a rare form of prostate cancer earlier this year left seven-year-old Keri Joyce heartbroken. But this remarkable little girl from Hoole is determined to keep his memory alive by doing all she can for the hospice that treated her dad so well in his final weeks. Keri… Read more »

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Four Good Ladies are Entrepreneurs to local Hospice

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Christmas can be a poignant time for many where people will be remembering someone special, others will be requiring support from our Hospice and there will be those who will be spending their Christmas here at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd with us.
The Hospice pride itself on celebrating Christmas in style and organise a number of festive activities which bring joy to our patients, their families, our staff and volunteers.

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While Shepherds Cook their Puds by Night

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Christmas began on 22 November at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd with our Head Chef, Steve Le-Bretton making an exclusive batch of Christmas puddings on Stir-up Sunday using a traditional recipe from one of the Hospice’s long term volunteers. The stirring of ingredients to produce a moist and fruity pudding mix are traditionally made on… Read more »

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DO YOUR BIT IN A CHRISTMAS KNIT

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Wear your funkiest Christmas jumper & raise money for your local Hospice! If you’re part of an organisation or community club / school we’d love you to get involved!

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HOME WANTED FOR 2 ADORABLE BEARS!

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Can you help us!? We need a loving home this Christmas!!
The Hospice are asking for kind hearted people to make an offer by email at info@hospicegs.com no later than 17th December.
The highest bidder gets to take one (or both of us) home!!!

Back row: Geoff (my husband), sons Alex, Tim, Holly (Alex's wife)

Front row:  Grandchildren Nathaniel (7), Florence (6), Edward (4), Joseph (5)

Three generations taking part in Santa Dash

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Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation trust Governor Helen Clifton has signed up three generations of her family for this year’s Chester Santa Dash.  Ten members of the family including her children and grandchildren will be taking part in the event which is supported by Virgin Money on Sunday 6th December at 10am. The 3.3k route… Read more »

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Hoole Shop Heroine Volunteer!

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Why did you choose to volunteer for the Hospice? It’s great work experience for me. I have had to have operations in the past couple of years, so volunteering helps me keep active and social. How did you find out about volunteering at the hospice shops? I simply popped in one day and asked if… Read more »

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Family Fun and Birthday celebrations at the Chester Santa Dash!

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Kirsty Lowe from Upton has signed up for this year’s Chester Santa Dash and will be taking part with daughters Olivia and Verity and son Joseph. She called in to the Countess fundraising office last week to pick up her Santa suits and said  “Joseph was born in December last year and  needed treatment on the… Read more »