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The full hospice experience, more than just a place at the end of life.

Nicole was first supported by our Wellbeing Team in Michael Sobell House as an outpatient before her symptoms worsened and she came to stay at our Inpatient Unit to receive more specialised pain and wound management. Below she shares her experiences and how her perspective of hospice care has changed since being supported by us.   […]

Your Hospice, Our News: November 2023

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

Your Hospice, Our News is filled to the brim with interesting stories and perspectives from key members, volunteers and fundraisers across our organisation. Read our latest newsletter

Cooking: The personal touch at Michael Sobell House

Hand cooked, golden chips sit on a plate next to a pink salmon fillet sprinkled with pepper and next to green peas

Daniel, our chef at Michael Sobell House, takes great pride in his work and each meal he creates. As with all aspects of our care his cooking style is based around each person who stays with us. Below Daniel reflects on his role and the importance of tailoring each meal. “I first started cooking in […]

A testimony of compassionate care – MP Grant Shapps personal story

Grant's father stands with three of his grandchildren at a aircraft hanger.

Grant Shapps MP spoke to our Communications Manager about his and his family’s experiences at our Inpatient Unit at Michael Sobell House. Our Team first cared for Grant’s family in 1982 when his grandmother stayed with us and recently we were able to offer our care once again as we supported Grant’s father during his […]

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 […]

Anita and Eila’s Story

On the 14th April 2021, Anita’s mother Eila died whilst staying at our Inpatient Unit at Michael Sobell House. Anita writes below about her family’s experience and the deeply precious moments spent with Eila during her final days and hours. 14th of April 2021 – 6:30 am I could hear my Mum‘s breathing, slow and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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