Sue Varvel becomes first President of National Association for Hospice at Home

The NAHH is delighted to welcome Sue Varvel, Rennie Grove Hospice care as their first President of the charity.

Sue has been the Chair of the association for over 6 years and on the committee for several years preceding this. The NAHH Trustees on behalf of their member services are extremely grateful for the commitment, dedication, passion and leadership Sue has provided and now welcome Kay Greene, Mary Ann Evans Hospice as Chairperson and Rachel McCarty North Devon Hospice as Vice Chair.

The NAHH also welcomes new Trustees Alison Hands - Tynedale Hospice at Home, Lesley Spencer - Princess Alice Hospice, Louise Eagle - Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Helen Birch - Queenscourt Hospice and Heather Mitchell - Sue Ryder Care. Kay Greene would like to express how much the Trustees collectively are looking forward to continuing and taking further forward the excellent work recently overseen by Sue Varvel.

Service evaluation of community based palliative care and a hospice-at-home service

The NAHH welcome a very informative and interesting published article which is a research study evaluating the service of community based palliative care and hospice at home. Our congratulations to the team involved in this work.

To read this article, please download the PDF below:

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Hospice at home – a patient-centric multi-professional community approach

How one hospice developed a collaborative model of care with statutory services to achieve patient preferences and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.

To find out more, please download the PDF below:

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Strathcarron Hospice at Home win the National Lottery Award for Best Health Project

NAHH would like to send a big thank you to all our delegates who very kindly voted for Strathcarron Hospice at Home to achieve a National Lottery Award for Best Health Project.

We are delighted to tell you that they have won!

There is an awards ceremony to be televised on the BBC on 21st September – with the whole Strathcarron Hospice at Home team attending.

Jenny Stevenson, Lead Nurse says;

“Strathcarron Hospice at Home has been funded by the National lottery for 3 years and a further 2 years if they evaluate well . So it is wonderful to be 14th out of 700 to the top 7 and then because of the public vote the winner! The hope is that the publicity gained will benefit all Hospices nationally. This is a wonderful accolade and recognition for the work we do in the Hospice at Home Team here at Strathcarron. In addition it will raise the profile of all Hospices at Home services nationally, bringing hospices out into the community.”

Read more on the National Lottery website:

All of us at NAHH would like to congratulate Strathcarron Hospice at Home for this outstanding achievement – well done!

Call for Trustees - Newly formed Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Hospice at home is a core primary care service in enabling end of life care choices at home and forms a key component of commissioning intentions across the United Kingdom.

The National Association for Hospice at Home (NAHH) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) - Registered Charity Number: 1158250 and a membership Association dedicated to supporting and promoting hospice at home services at a local, regional and national level.

The Association is managed by an elected Executive Committee of Trustees who work with our member services and other national organisations to develop service models and partnerships to improve patient care across all settings.

The Association is seeking to expand and develop our Executive Committee to enable progression and significant developments, thereby achieving our aspirations and strategic vision as a CIO. We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals within our member services preferably who have expertise in quality assurance, fundraising, communication, website management and marketing specifically.

If you are interested in becoming part of our newly formed Charitable Incorporated Organisation we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please contact:

Kay Greene, Vice Chair

Via email:

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A discussion with one of our current Trustees will be arranged if required.

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