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Clinical Blog

Welcome to the new ‘clinical blog’ of Nightingale House Hospice.

This is an exciting development for our clinical team, I like to think of it as a ‘day in the life of’ or a ‘fly on the wall’ addition to our usual website services information.

This blog will be updated at least twice a week and hopefully more often to share with you the inside story of the types of activities our team are involved in each day, supporting our patients and their families. Often there are anecdotes or events that we don’t get chance to share in our newsletters or stories in the local press, so this new ‘blog’ will mean you get an up to date insight into our day to day life at the hospice.

As I’m new to writing in this way, please feed back any comments and also any general questions about our services you may have and I will do my best to respond in future posts.

I hope you will soon look forward to reading it as much as I know I will enjoy writing it!

Tracy Livingstone
Director of Nursing

Autumn Approaches

  The glorious warm summer seems to have come to an end but the hospice is still in an outdoor frame of mind as patients attending our day care unit today set off on a trip  along the Llangollen Canal. Outings and activities play an important part of our programme at Nightingale
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Fighting The Fear Factor

Over the weeks since the Clinical Services Blog was introduced we have included information about a number of different events going on at the hospice. I’m sure this month will be no different. I’ve been in our Day Unit at the Hospice today, looking through the coming mont
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Positive thinking

Making a referral
Here at the hospice we meet patients and families at very challenging times in their lives, when they are trying to come to terms with their diagnosis of a life limiting illness, the impact this has had on their lives and the lives of their families. In our newsletters and on our webs
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The Unsung Heroes

This morning I was thinking about which department activities or news to include in today’s blog, and a thought occurred to me. Although the blog is titled as a clinical blog, for many of our patients and their families the first contact they have with the hospice may well be wi
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