Subjects: Health Care, Health Service
Counselling| What we offer
We are a charity that provides hospice care and support to patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses in the Kent and Bexley communities. As well as offering palliative and end of life care to patients, we also provide a range of wellbeing services and complementary therapies, which include spiritual and emotional care, as well as respite and bereavement support.
A different side to nursing life on our inpatient ward
It wasn’t until her first placement, treating patients with cancer on an oncology ward as a student-nurse, that Nele saw a different side to nursing. “The focus wasn’t just on getting people better, but also ensuring that they had the quality of life – if not the quantity. I realised that this is something I wanted to do" Nele Bohn, Ward Sister at ellenor’s inpatient ward.
Our Inpatient Ward:Treating the Person, not the Disease
Operational Lead Chris Dyson talks about life on our Inpatient Ward at the hospice in Northfleet.
Wellbeing is a truly holistic experience
Andrew Lowden, Interim Head of Wellbeing – explains the benefits of this multi-disciplined, holistic approach.
Home-school Dad teaches children about hospice care
Most parents could hardly have imagined a year ago that they would be home-schooling their children. But for Kevin Hunt the drastic changes to his family life brought about by Covid-19 have opened up a wealth of opportunity.
Christmas appeal recognition on ITV News
ITV Meridian and South East coverage of the new rendition for silent night in support of our hospice .
ellenor hospice says big thank you for continued support during covid
September is traditionally the month where thousands of people come together for ellenor’s popular Twilight Walk, walking the streets of Gravesend to celebrate and remember someone special as well as to honour the work of ellenor’s staff and volunteers, who make a huge difference to thousands of lives every year.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Bringing expertise from leading London hospitals direct to children’s homes
Bringing expertise from London hospitals direct to children in their own homes is an under-recognised service that forms the foundation of care provided by ellenor. Thanks to this partnership approach, many children under ellenor’s care in Kent can make fewer journeys and spend less time attending hospitals in London for their appointments.
#ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth: How we are helping baby Grace and her family bounce back to normality…
There are times when a mother’s instinct really can be a lifesaver. As a mum of three, Carrie Wilson knew her baby daughter Grace was suffering from something way beyond the usual illnesses.
Interview with Patricia Gilmore: My role in Children’s palliative care
Families of children who have a life limiting or life-threatening condition will know, it’s a worrying and frightening time, but their journey is made a little easier thanks to our Children’s Palliative Care Team.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Helping to smooth the path for treatment...
When children are coping with serious illness, many parties – often based in different areas – may be involved in their treatment. The practical and emotional implications of coping with a complex schedule of appointments can, quite understandably, sometimes feel overwhelming for the families involved.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: A tailor-made approach to help children live life to the full
With more and more children having a life-limiting condition, how to help them live well with the time they have available is the ellenor mantra. As each child is different and their needs are unique, ellenor works in partnership with them and their families to create a bespoke support service throughout their lives and beyond.
Interview with Laura Ash – How ellenor supported me through the trauma of bereavement...
“You never know what’s going to come your way – but there are certainly some situations you don’t imagine you’ll have to face as a teen. One minute I was your usual fifteen years old – friends, family, studying and having a great time with friends; then the rug was pulled from under my feet."
Health Care Assistants play a vital role within the ellenor team
Essential to the exceptional standard of holistic care offered by ellenor, the charity that provides support for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families, are its Health Care Assistants. Without them – quite simply - the charity couldn’t function.
Support from ellenor, whatever the circumstances
For Nicola Norris and her husband Lee, we have been a lifeline in providing them with a whole range of services to help support and stimulate their six-year-old son, Jensen.
Children’s Hospice Week: We wrote a song for our mum because she's “the best”.
When children are unable to articulate what death means to them, music therapy can help them process the feelings of grief and pain that the loss of a parent inevitably brings.
Children’s Hospice Week reveals the incredible work of ellenor in the face of COVID-19 pandemic.
This year the families supported by ellenor have felt the effects of lockdown more than anyone, with social isolation taking its toll, families have been left exhausted after months of providing 24/7 care for their child at home.
How occupational therapy helps change lives…
“Every day is a challenge but also a privilege to be able to help families at the most critical time” – Claire.
Claire Dudbridge, 39 years, is an Occupational Therapist (OT) at ellenor, Gravesend. She supports patients and families living with life limiting illnesses such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Dementia, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis within the local co
Silent auction set to raise £10,000
We are launching our first-ever Silent Online Auction fundraiser, with 100% of the money raised going towards supporting the hospice in providing the very best end of life care across Kent and Bexley.