NAHH Trustee Heather Mitchell discusses end of life care on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

One of our Trustees, Heather Mitchell, featured on Anna King's radio programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on 7th October 2015.

Heather discussed end of life care, hospice at home, as well as our Association.

You can listen to the interview on BBC iPlayer via the link below (by 3rd November 2015) and skipping to 1 hour 11 minutes into the show:

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.

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!

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:

icon Service evaluation of community based palliative care and a hospice-at-home service (303.88 kB)


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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