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The Friends of Harlington Hospice

The Friends of Harlington Hospice have been a long running group of volunteers and supporters of our Hospice for nearly 20 years. Many of the current committee members worked alongside Mary Hopkins MBE and her husband Reg Hopkins to help establish the Hospice in Hayes and Harlington. Their fundraising efforts ultimately led to the purchasing […]

Bill’s Story

When Bill first came to stay at our Inpatient Unit (IPU) at Michael Sobell House he was struggling with breathlessness and felt very unwell. Having had a heart attack and struggling with respiratory symptoms, he and his daughter were preparing themselves for his end of life journey. However, through support from the Hospice Team, Bill […]

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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Annual Plant Sale raises £1,437!

The Michael Sobell Hospice Annual Plant Sale raised an incredible £1,437! Thank you to everyone who attended the event, to those who donated plants, or homemade cakes, including local garden centres and nurseries, and to our wonderful volunteer gardening team for your continued enthusiasm, dedication, and support. Funds raised from the event will go towards […]

30th anniversary milestone for The Sobell Bridge Club

2022 sees the 30th anniversary of the founding of The Sobell Bridge Club. Over the past three decades, the Club has donated almost £900k towards Michael Sobell Hospice, through table monies, fundraising, and social events. During the pandemic, virtual bridge was introduced when Covid-19 interrupted face-to-face sessions, and while this session continues to be open […]

Matron Carol stands with a woman in a blue sari in our gardens at Lansdowne House

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