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Royal Parks Half Marathon 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 Royal Parks Half Marathon Team. They have raised an incredible £6173 in total.   We were so pleased to have such a fantastic team of runners in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2023. Their dedication and determination, throughout their training and fundraising leading up to the event on Sunday 8th October 2023 […]

Harlington Hospice receives Compassionate Workplace Award

A London hospice has been recognised as a Compassionate Workplace by Compassionate Communities UK (CCUK). Harlington Hospice has been given a Compassionate Workplace Award by CCUK, following an assessment of its compassionate culture and future plans to further this work. CCUK trustee Steve Crabb, who presented the Harlington Team with its accreditation said, “How our […]

Your Hospice, Our News: November 2023

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 […]

Thirty-One Years of the Sobell Bridge Club

The Sobell Bridge Club has been a long standing supporter of Michael Sobell House. A club dedicated both to fundraising and to providing a community group, it has raised funds for the building of the Michael Sobell Centre, supported its members throughout COVID-19, and at its heart is a warm and welcoming group. Our Communications […]

Behind the Stethoscope: A Journey of Compassion – Insights from a GP Trainee

In the last week of her 6-month GP trainee rotation at Michael Sobell House, Dr Mariam Koronfel spoke to Harry, our Communications Officer, about her time working on the Inpatient Unit. Mariam shared about her experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the value of simply being present for someone else, and the […]

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 someone’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 made […]

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 […]