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02 / April / 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)- update

Hospice in the Weald is remaining up to date on the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and continues to follow advice from Public Heath England and the NHS. In some instances, we are taking additional precautions to safeguard our patients, families, carers and our workforce.

We update this information regularly and our latest announcements are:

  • We are following th...

01 / April / 2020

Waitrose Edenbridge launch book swap initiative

Staff at the Edenbridge Branch of Waitrose have come up with the wonderful idea of a book swap fundraiser, as a way to connect people during this unusual time. They are hoping to reach out to those who are self-isolating and feeling anxious or lonely, to encourage them to spend some quality time by losing themselves in a good book. This initiative also raises vital funds for the Hospice as all ...

09 / March / 2020

Captain’s Chosen Charity of the Year

After nearly a decade ago, Sweetwoods Park Golf Club Captain, Kevin Hall, clearly recalls the fantastic care that the Hospice in the Weald gave to his mother Ivy. 

The Hospice arranged for Ivy to have transport to and from the hospital when she required blood transfusions and treatment. Kevin said, “My mother was treated as an individual that really&n...

06 / March / 2020

Mayfield School students open their hearts to help the Hospice

Mayfield School are marking 25 years since the very start of a partnership with Hospice in the Weald. This year, as part of our 40th year celebrations, the Mayfield ceramics students have been helping us launch our new Heart to Heart appeal by making, painting and assembling over 50 of our beautiful ceramic hearts.

The Heart to Heart appeal focuses on the import...

14 / February / 2020

Minister opens Cottage Hospice

Caroline Dinenage, former Minister for Care, opened Hospice in the Weald’s new Cottage Hospice on Thursday 13th February.

The minister spoke at the event and cut the ribbon to formally open the new service, after a tour of the building with Hospice Chairman Simon Lee and Huw Merriman, MP for Five Ashes.

The new Cottage Hospice is the first service of its kind in the U...

03 / February / 2020

Celebrating 40 years of Hospice Care

2020 marks 40 years of Hospice in the Weald enabling local people to celebrate life and have a dignified death. The Hospice was founded in 1980 and began as a service which saw patients at home, the beginnings of the Hospice in the Home service which remains an integral part of the Hospice to this day. In the 1990s, support grew and enabled a move to house the Hospice Day Service and In-Patient...