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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 […]

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 […]

Eight years of enhancing lives

Bhavini Pandya smiling in her uniform

Bhavini Pandya has been an Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant at the Michael Sobell Hospice in Northwood for almost eight years. Here, she talks about her work and how the hospice’s 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 […]

Retail Shops urgent appeal for donations

Are you having a summer clear out? Our retail shops urgently need your help with good quality donations – in particular, clothing, shoes, bags, and Bric a Brac. Donations can be dropped to the MSH Fundraising office (next door to the Hospice) between office hours, or at any of our shops. Your good quality unwanted […]

Dying ‘in a good place’

Cards of paper displaying peoples' answers to different questions about death, dying and grief

Between the 2 and 6 May 2022 on Dying Matters Awareness Week, the Michael Sobell Hospice and Harlington Hospice have been starting conversations about death to support people in facing the challenging realities of dying and grief. At the hospices’ sites in both Northwood and Harlington, displays were set up inviting people using the hospice […]

Share your experiences of end of life care

Michael Sobell Hospice Care Stories

Working together with other end of life care services, we are holding a public event in Hillingdon to hear residents’ experiences of the care their family, friends and loved ones have received. The event will take place at 1:30pm on Friday 8 April at Hillingdon Civic Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW. We are particularly interested in […]

Beryl Howard Obituary – as seen in The Guardian

Michael Sobell Hospice Board Member Beryl Howard

‘Beryl Howard, my Grandma, who has died aged 85, was a palliative care nurse who rose through the ranks to become manager of the pioneering Michael Sobell hospice, based at Mount Vernon hospital, in Northwood, Middlesex. ‘Beryl was the first nurse to be on the management board of the hospital; as a manager she was […]

Hospice celebrates 45th anniversary on Valentine’s Day

Michael Sobell Hospice 45th anniversary

On February 14th, Valentine’s Day, 2022, Michael Sobell Hospice celebrated its 45th anniversary year. It was truly wonderful to celebrate this special year with staff, trustees, volunteers, and friends of the Hospice, including Dr Elaine Laycock. HRH Princess Katherine of Serbia also took the time to send a lovely letter in recognition of this poignant […]