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Non-verbal communication: ‘My boys cannot talk but they communicate to me with their eyes’

21/10/2019

As a children’s hospice, we welcome a variety of children of differing ages, abilities and…

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Hospice school: How we help the children keep up with their schoolwork

26/09/2019

You might be surprised to discover a schoolroom at our children’s hospice. Here, every day,…

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8 reasons why our summer pirate party rocked (the boat!)

14/08/2019

As fun, laughter and creating special memories is at the heart of what we do…

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Furniture trends: How to bring style to your home with second-hand treasures from our furniture shops

24/07/2019

This year the public consciousness has turned firmly to helping the planet, so it’s only…

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When play therapy turns into a river adventure

22/07/2019

Helen & Douglas House is well-known for the respite care we provide to babies, children…

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Spare a thought for Dad’s like Jason this Father’s Day

11/06/2019

Here at Helen & Douglas House we’re asking local families who are celebrating Father’s Day…

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Meet Rhian, our learning disability nurse

30/05/2019

For Rhian, one of our learning disability nurses, no shift is ever the same which…

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The therapeutic value of cuddling and stroking a therapy cat at the children’s hospice

29/04/2019

At Helen & Douglas House, we love to welcome animals into the hospice to complement…

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What does Mother’s Day mean to Helen & Douglas House mums?

26/03/2019

Mother’s Day can be a precious time to celebrate the relationship between mother and child.…

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Meet Dr Emily Harrop

6/03/2019

We caught up with our Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care and Lead Doctor, Emily Harrop,…

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