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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our CQC inspection result

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On 4 July 2022, the Michael Sobell Hospice had its first Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection since it reopened in January 2020. Since its reopening, Harlington Hospice have been running the clinical palliative and end-of-life services at the Michael Sobell Hospice inpatient unit in Northwood. The Care Quality Commission are a regulatory body in the […]

The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

BBC News image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We are saddened to hear about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Our aim is that everybody should be able to die in a place of their choosing, be that at home or in a hospice. We are comforted to hear that The Queen died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family. Photograph credit BBC […]

RDP Newmans charity walk raises thousands for Hospice

Harrow-based RDP Newmans recent #JustWalk fundraiser raised a whopping £5,013 for Michael Sobell Hospice. A team of 11 walkers, including staff, their families and friends, took on their 14-mile walk on Sunday 31st July, from Marlow to Windsor, to raise funds for the Hospice. People were invited to raise funds by making a donation towards […]

A full recovery and a wish for ‘hospice in a bottle’

Catherine Szelewski is smiling at the camera with her hand on a piano at the Michael Sobell Hospice

After a tragic family bereavement, Catherine Szelewski found herself turning to alcohol to cope. As her mental, spiritual, and physical health fell into a deep decline, Catherine was referred to the Michael Sobell Hospice to receive end-of-life care. Then, miraculously, she made a full recovery after less than one week. This is her story. “My […]

Sandy Lodge 20th Anniversary annual Golf Day is a fundraising record-breaker!

SIMPLY TEE-RIFIC – an annual Michael Sobell Hospice charity golf day at Sandy Lodge Golf Club has raised a record-breaking £69,236 in its 20th anniversary year. 24 teams took part in Michael Sobell Hospice Charity annual Golf Day held in June, with local businesses lending their support by sponsoring a hole or an auction prize. […]