The Dorothy House Podcast

At Dorothy House, we provide outstanding palliative and end of life care to patients in our community. Join us for our brand new podcast where we chat through those difficult conversations around death and dying, bust myths around hospice care, and shine a light on the services we provide. Grab yourself a cuppa and join us. To find out more about our services, please visit https://www.dorothyhouse.org.uk. You can also keep up with the latest news and upcoming events via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Episodes

Thursday May 19, 2022

This week, Hollie’s joined by Therapies Clinical Lead, Aimee Jones, who tells us about her journey into her role, the people who make up the Therapies Team, and the importance of tailoring our care to meet each individual patient’s needs. If you would like to find out more about our services, or joining our team, head to our website: https://www.dorothyhouse.org.uk

Thursday May 12, 2022

This week’s episode of The Dorothy House Podcast is now available! In this edition, Hollie’s chatting with Nurse Specialist Rebekah Jones. Rebekah tells us all about what it’s like working with patients across our community, what a typical day looks like for her, and the importance of being there not just for the patient, but for the whole family.   If you would like to find out more about our services, or joining our team, head to our website: https://www.dorothyhouse.org.uk

Thursday May 05, 2022

Join Hollie Gale from our Communications Team as she chats to different members of the Dorothy House family about their roles and how we ensure no one faces death alone. In today’s episode, she’s talking to Hospice at Home carer, Sue Spanswick, who tells us about what a typical night shift looks like, and the relationships she builds in her time with patients and families. If you would like to find out more about our services, or joining our team, head to our website: https://www.dorothyhouse.org.uk

Thursday Apr 28, 2022

Psychological Support Lead Anne Montague shines the spotlight on how our Family Support Team are there to ensure that no one faces death alone. In this episode, Anne’s joined by Senior Social Worker Rachel Burns to talk about the importance of psychological support for both adults and children.   For more information on social care at Dorothy House, visit our website: https://www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/what-we-do/our-care/emotional-and-psychological-support/

Thursday Apr 21, 2022

In this edition, Anne is chatting with Bereavement Service Co-ordinator Linda Owens about the different types of bereavement support we offer at Dorothy House, the process of grief, and how we all experience it differently. For more information on our Bereavement Service, visit our website: https://www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/what-we-do/bereavement-support/ 

Thursday Apr 14, 2022

In this edition, Anne is talking to Creative Therapies Co-ordinator Ros Gardiner about the power of Creative Therapies for patients and families. Ros tells us about the types of creative therapy we offer at Dorothy House and how we've adapted these services throughout the pandemic, as well as sharing some very moving stories. For more information on Creative Therapies, visit our website: https://www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/what-we-do/our-care/day-services/  

Thursday Apr 07, 2022

In our new series, Psychological Support Lead Anne Montague shines the spotlight on how our Family Support Team are there to ensure that no one faces death alone. In this episode, Anne’s joined by Senior Social Worker Rachel Burns to talk about the role that social work plays in a palliative care setting, and how the team support patients and families.    For more information on social care at Dorothy House, visit our website: https://www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/what-we-do/our-care/social-care/  

Monday Feb 28, 2022

In the final episode of this series, Sarah and David are discussing Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and why they are so important. For more information on any of the topics we’ve discussed, you can visit dorothyhouse.org.uk or mogersdrewett.com.

Monday Feb 28, 2022

In this edition, Sarah and David talk about the processes involved when someone dies and ways in which we can make things easier for our families beforehand. We discuss the importance of ensuring our will can be easily found, and why we shouldn’t be afraid to talk to our loved ones about funerals. For more information on any of the topics we’ve discussed, you can visit dorothyhouse.org.uk or mogersdrewett.com.

Monday Feb 28, 2022

In the second instalment of our podcasts with Mogers Drewett, Sarah and David are chatting about getting your affairs in order when someone is given a life-limiting diagnosis. We cover deathbed wills, answer some tricky questions around capacity, and discuss just how quickly you can make a will. For more information on any of the topics we’ve discussed, you can visit dorothyhouse.org.uk or mogersdrewett.com.

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