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Local community works with Hospice Chaplain to respect religious rite

Imam Rizwan Rawat, chaplain at Michael Sobell House and part of the Spiritual Care Team, was recently involved in organising a Muslim burial over the last week of a woman’s life. Here, he discusses the importance of a quick burial in Islam, the organisation of the burial and how working with the Watford Muslim Community […]

Words from Steve, our Chief Executive

Tuesday 4th April 2023 Steve Curry, Joint Chief Executive at Harlington Hospice and the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity, shares his thoughts on the charities’ new merger and rebrand. And why he sees the merger as a launch pad into the future of hospice care for our local community. “Since Harlington Hospice started to deliver the […]

Our 2023 Merger

Harlington Hospice and the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity have legally merged operations. Over the last 47 years, the Michael Sobell Hospice has been a place of hope and support for local people with a serious or terminal illness and those close to them. In 2018, the closure of the Michael Sobell Inpatient Unit in Northwood […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Harlington Hospice and the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity have legally merged our operations. Our combined clinical and fundraising strengths will ensure that even when faced with the reality of death, everyone who comes to us will be supported to live each day their own way, to the fullest. To mark our merger, we’re also launching […]

Eight years of enhancing lives

Bhavini Pandya has been an Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant at Michael Sobell House in Northwood for almost eight years. Here, she talks about her work and how their Rehab Team supports local people who are facing advancing illness to continue living life in a way that is meaningful to them. I’m an Occupational Therapy […]

Nahida makes it to Makkah with support from the Hospice

After planning to visit Makkah in Saudi Arabia with her brother and daughter, Nahida found that the symptoms of her cancer were making everyday life difficult to manage. In January 2023, Nahida came to stay at the Michael Sobell Hospice where she was able to work with the Hospice team to bring these distressing symptoms […]

Choices and the Life to Death Transition

Chris West, Wellbeing Services Lead at Harlington Hospice and the Michael Sobell Hospice, spoke to Harry Steele, our Communications Officer, about the importance of discussing end-of-life wishes, the transition from life to death, and the small acts of reassurance that can mean so much to a family. Harry writes below.   One of the most […]

Hospice Care and Hamper Care

Since her father’s stay at the Michael Sobell Hospice, Katie Deacon has been a dedicated fundraiser, holding events from Golf Days to Raffles. For the past two Christmases she has also been arranging and delivering hampers for the patients, families, and staff at the Hospice. In December 2022, Katie reflected on her experiences with the […]

Words of Comfort for the End of 2022

Dr Ros Taylor MBE in front of the Memory Tree at the Michael Sobell Hospice

From in front of our Memory Tree, Dr Ros Taylor MBE shares words of comfort for anyone grieving for someone during the festive period.   “I’m Doctor Ros Taylor. I’m the Medical at Harlington Hospice and Michael Sobell Hospice and at this time of year, I’m thinking about the people who have been very special […]

Holistic Healthcare and Breaking Silences

Dr Ros Taylor MBE has been Medical Director at Harlington Hospice and the Michael Sobell Hospice since January 2020. Recently, she spoke with our Communications Officer, Harriet Steele, about how the medical landscape has developed over her career, the importance of holism in medical care and the role of hospices in breaking the silence around […]