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Brenda and Kelly’s Story

Kelly and Brenda lying close together and smiling.

In Summer 2021, Brenda’s health was declining and it became clear to her and her daughter, Kelly, that they’d benefit from some additional support. Brenda and Kelly worked with Harlington Hospice’s Inpatient Unit and Hospice at Home Teams throughout the rest of Brenda’s life. After a stay in hospital in 2021, it was important to […]

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 […]

Cuddlebeds and the Camino Way

At Harlington Hospice we understand how important it is to be close to the people we love, during the good times and the bad. And no one knows this more than our Michael Sobell House Nurses who support the people staying at our Inpatient Unit and their family and friends. This is why our Palliative […]

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 […]

Harlington Hospice’s Child & Adolescent Bereavement Service Launches Pilot Project on Neurodiversity and Grief.

Child & Adolescent Bereavement Service Team standing next to their research poster on Neurodiversity and Grief, at Hospice UK 2022 Conference. In a staircase pictogram

Harlington Hospice’s Child and Adolescent Bereavement Service (CABS) has successfully secured National Lottery Community Funding for a project about Neurodiversity and grief, specifically focusing on Psychoeducation and Parent and Carer Support. Since receiving this grant CABS has launched its first series of Parent Support Groups taking place from March till June 2023. In the past […]

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 […]