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New Shop Opening!

8 Feb 2024, 14:47

We are on the lookout for retail volunteers for our brand new store located at Hill Stores on Huddersfield Road, Oldham. The new shop, opening soon, will be the fifth, with our other stores based in Lees, Shaw and Royton, along with our ever popular Furniture Hub on Shaw Road, Oldham.

It’s back! Dr Kershaw’s Strictly to hit dancefloor

1 Feb 2024, 14:33

Friday 15th March 2024 will see Dr Kershaw’s bring our very own version of Strictly Come Dancing to the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Dr Kershaw's Strictly 2024 will see each dance couple perform a dance to this year's theme - 'A Night at the Movies.'

Share your memories and be part of our joyous project!

25 Jan 2024, 13:49

The Nightbird Project is open and available for anyone, no matter your age or ethnicity. The Project is aimed at people who have experienced life-limiting and serious illness. Join today to be part of a supportive, creative group.

Panto Stars Visit Dr Kershaw's

5 Jan 2024, 11:23

Phil Mealey and Jeff Longmore had some downtime just before Christmas between their shows at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, where they were starring in Jack and the Beanstalk, and asked us if they could visit the Hospice.

Music In Mind Blog Post

24 Nov 2023, 12:43

Last week I was asked to attend and participate in one of our Music in Mind sessions, aimed at supporting people with dementia as well as their loved ones, so that I could better understand the sessions and communicate about them to the local community.

Hospice Café Given a Makeover

8 Nov 2023, 13:31

Our Café K was officially re-opened earlier this week following a generous makeover courtesy of City Building Engineering Services!

Hospice’s Services are Only One-Third Funded

1 Sep 2023, 15:55

Did you know that Dr Kershaw’s vital services are only one-third funded?

Freedom Travel Supports Dr Kershaw's Hospice

1 Sep 2023, 15:36

For the next twelve months, Uppermill based Freedom Travel will be making a donation from every holiday booked with them by supporters of Dr Kershaw’s to contribute to patient care at the Hospice.

High Sheriff Visits Hospice

10 Aug 2023, 16:21

On Friday 28th July, Dr Kershaw’s were delighted to welcome The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Mrs Mary-Liz Walker, to the Hospice.

Dr Kershaw’s Summer Fayre and Mascot Launch a Success

4 Aug 2023, 16:25

Our Hospice’s First Summer Fayre in Four Years Raises Thousands to Support Patient Care!

The Wolfson Foundation

24 Apr 2023, 16:25

The Wolfson Foundation have posted a blog on their website about the support they gave the Hospice to open our new In-Patient Unit.

Knitter & Natter Group Donate to Dr Kershaw's

1 Mar 2023, 10:35

For over 20 years, the Knitter & Natter Group have been together, meeting each week to knit and then sell garments for children and newborns, whilst at the same time supporting the care of patients and their loved ones by donating all their proceeds to our Hospice.

The Mailing Room Donate Cool Air Fans

23 Feb 2023, 11:59

We have recently received an amazing gift of six Dyson Air Cool Fans from The Mailing Room, a mailing machine supplier in Bury, at a cost of over £2,000.

Help Shape the Future of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice: Recruitment Drive for New Members to Join Board of Trustees

10 Aug 2022, 09:35

We are looking for new members to join our active Board of Trustees to help to continue to provide first class and effective hospice services for the Oldham community.

Furniture Hub Hosts Professional Oldham Networking Event

21 Jul 2022, 16:52

On Thursday 23rd June, The Furniture Hub played host to Professional Oldham’s quarterly event.

Raffle and Auction Prize Appeal

21 Jul 2022, 16:47

We are asking the community for their support in donating raffle and auction prizes for fundraising use at the Hospice.

Catering Team Supports Hospice Patients

21 Jul 2022, 15:43

Gail Robertshaw, our Catering Manager has been working at the Hospice for over 20 years and alongside her team works diligently to support each patient...

Hospice Team Became Our Rock

14 Jul 2022, 16:26

When Bill Lomas, 84, first became poorly with bowel cancer, wife, Kathleen and their family cared for him at home for over four years.

Become a Co-op Member and Support your Local Hospice

14 Jul 2022, 16:23

At the end of last year, the Co-op chose to support Dr Kershaw’s over the next 12 months through their Co-op Local Community Fund.

Royton Shop Boutique Revamp!

14 Jul 2022, 16:10

We have reopened the Royton store after a revamp with the store now showcasing a boutique feel for local shoppers.

Ascot Ladies Day at The White Hart Inn Raises Over £3,000 for Our Hospice

7 Jul 2022, 16:07

On Thursday 16th June, The White Hart Inn at Lydgate was host once more to the Ascot Ladies Day event in aid of Dr Kershaw’s.

Kasguma Health Welfare Trust Donate to Hospice to Support Local Community

7 Jul 2022, 16:01

Oldham based, Kasguma Health Welfare Trust, whose key focus is to provide free medical care to the community of Kasguma...

Our Rose to Remember Appeal Raises Thousands to Support Patient Care

7 Jul 2022, 15:12

First event held at our Hospice since the start of the pandemic sees hundreds of people from the community attending to support our Rose to Remember Appeal

After 20 Years of Fundraising, Hospice Fundraiser Receives Incredible Care from Dr Kershaw’s Team

30 Jun 2022, 15:57

Margaret Bolton, 88, had supported us for over twenty years taking part in a number of activities to raise funds...

Our Shaw Shop Celebrates 20 Years

30 Jun 2022, 15:49

Our Retail Team are celebrating after the store hit an incredible 20 years of being open to the community whilst also raising vital funds for patient care.

Health Care Assistant, Jenny Takes on 10K for Hospice where Brother, Mark was Cared for

23 Jun 2022, 15:44

After Jenny Brierley sadly lost her brother, Mark Brierley in March 2020, she applied to work at Dr Kershaw’s after seeing the outstanding care he received from our team.

£20,000 Trust Success to Support Our Caring Hands Team

23 Jun 2022, 15:41

We have recently secured a huge £20,000 grant from The Albert Hunt Trust to support our domiciliary care team- Caring Hands.

Furniture Hub Facebook Page Hits 1,000 Likes

23 Jun 2022, 15:35

After the launch of our Furniture Hub’s Facebook page, we have hit an incredible 1,000 likes already, after just a couple of months!

Congratulations to Dr Kershaw’s Exceptional Torchbearers

16 Jun 2022, 15:16

With the Jubilee celebrations taking place recently, we took to our social media channels to praise five special individuals...

Dr Kershaw’s Celebrate National Volunteers’ Week

9 Jun 2022, 16:19

With 1st – 7th June marking National Volunteers’ Week, we took to our social media channels to share messages of appreciation from Hospice staff who rely heavily on the support of volunteers.

CH Medical’s 10K Raises Over £3,500 for Hospice

9 Jun 2022, 16:10

The team at CH Medical, Chadderton, joined together to support our Hospice, by each completing the recent Greater Manchester 10K on Sunday 22nd May.

Dr Kershaw's Marks Jubilee Celebrations

9 Jun 2022, 15:55

Our Hospice Team came together to celebrate the Jubilee last week...

We Relaunch Our First Ever Golf Day – The Dr Kershaw’s Cup

1 Jun 2022, 16:39

We have relaunched our Golf Day, The Dr Kershaw’s Cup for a later September date after the original May event didn’t see enough teams sign up.

Fundraiser, Alan Receives British Empire Medal at Queen’s Garden Party

31 May 2022, 16:04

Oldham B and Q worker, Alan Wrigley has been collecting funds for over twenty years for local charities, and with over £175,000 raised in total.

Dr Kershaw’s Relaunch Golf Day to September 16th

31 May 2022, 11:05

Hospice has launched action-packed day of Golf to raise vital funds for patient care.

Former Hospice Duo Visit Incredible New In-Patient Unit

26 May 2022, 13:54

Dr Kershaw’s were thrilled recently to welcome former Chair of the Board of Trustees, Vernon Cressey and Founding Member of the Hospice Appeal Steering Group, Gordon Maxwell who joined the Hospice’s Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Dr Paul Cook and Chief Executive, Joanne Sloan for a tour around their new In-Patient Unit.

Celebrate National Gin Day and Help to Support Hospice Patients

26 May 2022, 13:51

To celebrate National Gin Day, taking place on Saturday 11th June, Dr Kershaw’s are offering you the chance to purchase a bottle of their very own artisan Gin, 1989, made especially for the Hospice by the award-winning Defiance Gin Distillery at the special price of £29.99 (RRP £35).

Hospice Shops Gearing Up for Jubilee

26 May 2022, 13:45

With next week marking Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, Dr Kershaw’s arm of Hospice shops have got involved with the celebrations and decorated each store in the nation’s iconic flag paired with clothing displays in matching red, white and blue colours.

James Takes on Hospice Sky Dive After Hospice Supports Him

19 May 2022, 11:36

James Price, 63, has signed up for Dr Kershaw’s Sky Dive after experiencing first-hand the dedicated care and support that the Hospice team provides.

Rebecca Supports Dr Kershaw’s Rose to Remember Appeal

19 May 2022, 11:30

With Dr Kershaw’s launching recently their Summer Appeal, Rose to Remember, the Hospice’s Director of Income Development and Marketing, Rebecca Bentham has shared why she is dedicating a rose.

Celebrating International Nurses Day

19 May 2022, 11:21

With 12th May marking International Nurses Day, Dr Kershaw’s celebrated their incredible team of nurses recognising all that they do to support and care for patients and their loved ones.

Hospice Supports Dying Matters Awareness Week 2022

5 May 2022, 11:10

‘Are you in a good place to die?’ is this year’s theme for Dying Matters Week, and we have taken to our social media channels to support the national campaign asking people to open up and have important conversations about the sensitive subject of dying.

Four Friends, One Mission: Benidorm or Bust Rally 2022

28 Apr 2022, 10:28

Close friends Joanne Magilton, Tracey Rontree, Lisa Flynn and Louise Kershaw came together back in 2019 to plan an epic adventure; Benidorm or Bust, that would bring in thousands of pounds for two local Hospices- Willow Wood and Dr Kershaw’s.

Diane Brings Same Care to Community as her Husband, Mark Received

25 Apr 2022, 10:19

Hospice worker, Diane Atkins, started her journey working at Dr Kershaw’s after her husband, Mark was cared for by the Hospice Team at just aged 57 back in 2016.

Martin’s Epic 100 Mile Challenge Raises £4,000 for Ten Greater Manchester Hospices

21 Apr 2022, 10:13

Dad of two, Martin Foster, completed an epic challenge running 100 miles over four days - visiting ten local hospices including Dr Kershaw’s on his route to raise awareness and valuable funds for the specialist care they provide.

Sustainable Fashion from the Hospice Shops this Earth Day

21 Apr 2022, 08:50

Tomorrow, 22nd April marks 52 years since Earth Day first began, highlighting to people across the globe the importance of being eco-friendly and taking care of the planet.

Crane Payment Innovations Team Give Time to Support Hospice

14 Apr 2022, 16:27

Royton based company, Crane Payment Innovations got on board to support Dr Kershaw’s recently by providing staff members as volunteers for the day.

Caring Hands Helped Me to Support Mum Better Patient Story

14 Apr 2022, 08:38

Carol Walker’s mum, Rita Walker, 81, visited the Dr Kershaw’s Well-Being Centre, before receiving end-of-life care in her own home. When Rita died she weighed just under 5 stone, the team treated her so delicately, and helped Carol to know how to support her mum better at times when they weren’t there.

Pets as Therapy Volunteer Supports Hospice Patients

14 Apr 2022, 08:33

With April marking National Pet Month, which celebrates the benefits that pets bring to peoples’ lives, Pets as Therapy (PAT) Volunteer, Pat Highley is on hand with PAT dog, Meg to provide comfort to patients on Dr Kershaw’s In-Patient Unit.

Hospice Chief Executive Encourages People to Get a Will this Will Month after her Positive Experience

7 Apr 2022, 16:23

With April marking Dr Kershaw’s Will Month, Dr Kershaw’s Chief Executive, Joanne Sloan, spoke of her positive experience when she signed up a Will during the last Will Month at the end of last year.

Hospice Thanks The Big White Charity Van for their Years of Support

7 Apr 2022, 14:56

For over twelve years, The Big White Charity Van has been a key part of the Oldham community with many donating and purchasing furniture items from them with each purchase supporting charities across the borough.

Hospice Provides Support Pack for Staff this National Stress Awareness Month

7 Apr 2022, 14:43

With April marking National Stress Awareness Month, we aptly kicked off the month by providing staff with a resources pack to support their well-being, made up of useful advice for managing pressure, a 30-day stress management challenge along with a stress relief adult colouring book.

Lisa Loses Pounds to Support Hospice in Memory of Friend, Claire

31 Mar 2022, 14:38

Lisa O’Gara, 54, and six members of the New Moston Slimming World Club recently celebrated making a donation of £650 to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice by each shedding two stones.

Give Our New Furniture Hub Facebook Page a Like

31 Mar 2022, 13:59

Our new furniture store, The Furniture Hub has recently launched its very own Facebook page, showcasing the amazing pieces in store at affordable prices.

Co-op Get Behind Dr Kershaw’s New Rose to Remember Appeal

31 Mar 2022, 11:00

Royton Co-op Store Manager, Darren is encouraging the community to support the Appeal after his grandad was cared for at the Hospice.

Hospice Staff Celebrate National Doctor’s Day

30 Mar 2022, 14:04

With Wednesday 30th March, marking National Doctor’s Day, the team at Dr Kershaw’s joined together to celebrate the day and to show appreciation to the team of doctors who provide specialist end-of-life care to so many at the Hospice.

Strictly Dance Proves to be an Incredible Night with Thousands Raised for Dr Kershaw’s and Willow Wood Hospice

25 Mar 2022, 10:52

After months of training and fundraising, ten couples came together for a night to remember, raising vital funds for patient care.

Dr Kershaw’s Took Away the Fear of Keith Dying

17 Mar 2022, 13:46

When Keith Marsden, 55, became poorly in October 2020, he was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer, and just four months later he and his wife Beverley were told that he only had three months to live. Keith was determined that he would die at home, but Beverley’s biggest fear was that he would die alone at home.

Sustainable Fashion from the Hospice Shops This Global Recycling Day

17 Mar 2022, 10:54

With Global Recycling Day taking place tomorrow, Dr Kershaw’s took a moment to celebrate the day, and the benefits of sustainable fashion brought from selling second hand goods in their four stores.

Hospice Patients’ Treat this Pancake Day

10 Mar 2022, 10:49

With Pancake Day taking place last week, the Hospice’s Catering Team wanted to do something special for patients and families in their In-Patient Unit and flipped up a treat to remember.

Sweet Treats for Hospice Patients and Families this Valentine’s Day

3 Mar 2022, 10:41

With Valentine’s Day taking place last month, the Hospice’s Catering Team wanted to do something special for patients, their loved ones and staff members in their In-Patient Unit and prepared some Valentine’s themed cakes and biscuits as a sweet treat.

Children Book Bargains this World Book Day at Hospice Shops

24 Feb 2022, 12:57

With World Book Day taking place next week, giving children the opportunity to discover a love of reading, Dr Kershaw’s are encouraging parents to buy their children’s’ books at one of their three charity shops in Royton, Lees or Shaw.

Dr Kershaw’s Holds Well-Being Week to Support Staff

24 Feb 2022, 09:55

Dr Kershaw’s Holds Well-Being Week to Support Staff

Hospice Supporter, Jayne Signs Up for Sky Dive and Encourages More to Join

17 Feb 2022, 12:52

Dr Kershaw’s launched our Sky Dive challenge last month, asking the community to take part to raise vital funds for the Hospice.

Hospice Duo Raise Over £5,000 to Support Patients Across the Community

17 Feb 2022, 12:47

Dr Kershaw’s Duo, Senior Sister, Kelly Foster and Lead Nurse for Community Services, Lindsey Harper signed themselves up to an epic fundraising challenge to raise funds to support the patients who they care for across the community.

Touch Solicitors Encourage Community to Sign Up to a Will During Dr Kershaw’s Will Month - April

17 Feb 2022, 12:44

Touch Solicitors have once again partnered with Hospice to provide community with access to Will writing services whilst raising vital funds for patient care

Hospice Doctors Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science

10 Feb 2022, 12:40

With Friday 11th February, marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr Kershaw’s three female doctors joined together to celebrate the day and the impact that females have across the globe in careers like theirs.

Mecca Bingo Pulls Out All the Stops for Hospice

10 Feb 2022, 12:38

It was eyes down for a full house at Mecca Bingo, Oldham town centre at the end of last year, when General Manager, Terry and his team declared Dr Kershaw's as their chosen good cause for their Charity Week, raising a total of £746.37 through a raffle and bucket collection.

"You Looked After Paul with Dignity and Gave us Both Comfort!"

27 Jan 2022, 12:25

Paul Ford, was only 47 when he was admitted to Dr Kershaw’s In-Patient Unit in June 2015, and was only in the Hospice for two days before he sadly died.

Achieve Something Amazing for Your Local Hospice in 2022!

13 Jan 2022, 12:12

Sign up for one of Dr Kershaw’s 2022 challenges – take on a Sky Dive or climbing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks!

Hospice Wedding Favours for Couple’s Big Day

6 Jan 2022, 12:07

Last year, newlywed, Joanne Teal and husband, David, finally got married on the third attempt after two cancelled weddings due to Covid. Instead of conventional wedding favours, Joanne decided to support her local Hospice, by purchasing a special Dr Kershaw’s favour for each of her guests.

A Helping Hand from your Local Co-op

30 Dec 2021, 11:58

Dr Kershaw’s recently received a donation of £150 from Co-op Food in Royton, enabling us to buy the tableware and accessories needed for their ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ sessions which take place to support the Well-Being Centre patients who visit the Hospice.

Kelly’s Christmas Fayre Raises £396 for Hospice

30 Dec 2021, 11:55

Dr Kershaw’s Health Care Assistant and fabulous fundraiser Kelly Burns changed her fundraising from virtual to actual as she once again supported the Hospice and local businesses

Kathryn’s Christmas Cakes Take Her Fundraising Total to £5,500!

30 Dec 2021, 11:43

Dr Kershaw’s fundraiser, Kathryn Jackson, has supported the Hospice for over 25 years, and her most recent fundraising feat of raffling off one of her delicious Christmas cakes on Facebook raised £625.

Dr Kershaw’s Saw Me, the Carer, as Well as Eric

24 Dec 2021, 11:39

As one of the volunteers at Dr Kershaw’s, Angela Armitage like many signed up after a loved one was cared for by the Hospice team.

Santa’s Come Together to Support the Hospice

24 Dec 2021, 11:36

The popular Saddleworth Santa Dash returned on Saturday 4th December, and Dr Kershaw’s were thrilled to be offered 50 places to enable the Hospice to raise vital funds for patient care.

Schwartz Rounds Launch as Part of Hospice’s Staff Well-Being Programme

21 Dec 2021, 11:29

Dr Kershaw’s recently held our first ever Schwartz Round, an initiative which is part of the Hospice’s well-being package for staff, enabling those who attended to discuss the emotional impact of their work within a safe space.

Family Holiday for Hospice Lottery Winner

17 Dec 2021, 11:26

Barbara Midgley, had been a member of Dr Kershaw’s Weekly Lottery for over ten years, when she won the jackpot prize of £1,000. After Covid restrictions on travel and seeing family, Barbara was thrilled to use her winnings to treat her family to a holiday in Whitby, the first time they’d been away together in some time.

The Rotary Club of Oldham Selects Hospice for Award

17 Dec 2021, 11:22

Dr Kershaw’s was recently presented with the 2021/22 Community Service Award from The Rotary Club of Oldham, in recognition of the contribution made to the local community by an organisation that goes above and beyond in their main area of work.

Christmas Brought Forward for Malcolm and His Two Sons

10 Dec 2021, 11:04

Malcolm Darraugh was admitted to Dr Kershaw’s, on 7th December 2016, at just 44 years old. His two sons, Keir and Kaleb were 5 and 8 at that time and with Christmas coming up the Hospice staff did everything they could to make precious memories for Malcolm, his wife, Angela and their sons.

Top Marks for Hospice’s Catering Team

10 Dec 2021, 11:01

Our Catering Team recently had an unannounced visit from the Oldham Council Environmental Health Department, and they passed with flying colours, being awarded the top hygiene rating of five for their excellent standards.

An Incredible £4,000 Raised for Hospice at Evening with Frank Rothwell

3 Dec 2021, 10:59

Tuesday 16th November saw local businessman and adventurer, Frank Rothwell take to the stage at Uppermill Civic Hall to an audience of over 100 people, to share stories of his experiences.

£5,000 Raised for Hospice at The Ace Pub in Memory of ‘Stormin’ Norman

26 Nov 2021, 12:29

To mark the first anniversary of the passing of his dad, ‘Stormin’ Norman, William ‘Wilbur‘ Crangle wanted to do something special in his memory and chose to support Dr Kershaw’s with a fundraising day to remember at The Ace Pub, Fitton Hill.

Keira Receives Recognition from Prime Minister

26 Nov 2021, 10:30

Dr Kershaw’s Junior Fundraiser, Keira Arnold, 13, is ending the year on a high, with her ‘Keira’s Wishes’ fund reaching a staggering £40,000 and being honoured once again this time by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Dr Kershaw’s Kelly’s Christmas Fayre

19 Nov 2021, 12:20

With Christmas just around the corner, Dr Kershaw’s Health Care Assistant and fabulous fundraiser Kelly Burns is changing her fundraising from virtual to actual as she once again supports the Hospice and local businesses.

Last Chance to Make a Will during Dr Kershaw’s Will Month

19 Nov 2021, 10:45

With Dr Kershaw’s Will Month taking place this month, one of the Hospice’s Directors, Rebecca Bentham has shared why making a Will was important to her.

Hospice Lottery Gift Voucher Perfect Present for Joanne

12 Nov 2021, 12:13

When Joanne Riley recently celebrated her birthday, she was touched to receive a Dr Kershaw’s Hospice Lottery Gift Voucher from her sister-in-law, Michelle Riley.

Dr Kershaw’s Santas at the 2019 Saddleworth Santa Dash

12 Nov 2021, 12:03

Raise Funds for Dr Kershaw’s at this Year’s Saddleworth Santa Dash

Last Chance to Make your Dr Kershaw’s Light Up a Life Dedication to Remember Loved Ones

12 Nov 2021, 11:43

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice invites the community of Oldham to remember those who are in their thoughts during the festive period.

Hospice Embraces National Spa Week

5 Nov 2021, 13:18

With National Spa Week taking place this week, and businesses across the country highlighting to the public the real physical, mental and emotional benefits of spa use and complementary therapy treatments, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice is pleased to once again be able to offer a full package of Complementary Therapies to both patients in their In-Patient Unit along with patients in their Well-Being Centre.

The Mayor of Oldham Officially Opens The Furniture Hub, Dr Kershaw’s New Furniture Store

5 Nov 2021, 13:11

The Hospice’s new furniture store is now open for the community to purchase high quality new and used furniture to support patient care at Dr Kershaw’s.

Hospice Trustees Take Part in Trustees’ Week

5 Nov 2021, 11:20

With Trustees’ Week taking place this week, the team of ten Dr Kershaw’s Trustees decided to embrace the national week which celebrates the role of Trustees, to enable staff members to find out more about them, and to give staff across the organisation the opportunity to ask any questions to the Board members.

The Greater Manchester High Sheriff Police Trust Supports Child Bereavement Box Initiative at Hospice

29 Oct 2021, 11:54

Dr Kershaw’s recently received a donation of £500 from the Greater Manchester High Sheriff Police Trust, which will enable the Hospice to purchase specialist child bereavement boxes to help to further support children who have experienced bereavement and loss, along with helping family members to support young people who are experiencing grief.

Second Hand Furniture Perfect for Upcycling at Hospice’s Soon to be Launched Furniture Store

29 Oct 2021, 11:46

With Dr Kershaw’s Hospice recently announcing the launch of their new furniture store- The Furniture Hub, avid upcycler’s should be poised and ready to grab a second-hand furniture gem!

Sign Up for ‘Gin & Jammies’, The Ultimate Girls’ Night In to Help Raise Vital Funds for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice

29 Oct 2021, 11:43

Become the ultimate party planner and host your ‘Gin & Jammies’ soiree for your friends and family whilst helping to fundraise for patient care in Oldham.

Wrigley Claydon Solicitors Supports Dr Kershaw’s Will Month

22 Oct 2021, 11:37

With Dr Kershaw’s Will Month taking place in November, the Hospice has partnered with five local solicitors including Wrigley Claydon, based in the town centre.

Dr Kershaw’s Staff Celebrate Hospice Care Week

15 Oct 2021, 11:32

With 4-8 October marking Hospice Care Week, offering a chance for us all to celebrate the importance of hospice care nationwide, staff from Dr Kershaw’s came together to take part in various activities.

Hospice Lottery Celebrates 18th Birthday

8 Oct 2021, 11:26

Dr Kershaw’s recently celebrated the 18th Birthday of their Weekly Hospice Lottery, launched back in October 2003, which raises vital funds for patient care.

Hospice Supports Against Breast Cancer Bra Bank Appeal

8 Oct 2021, 11:22

Dr Kershaw’s has signed up to support Against Cancer’s Bra Bank Appeal, which helps to raise funds for research into secondary spread breast cancer.

“The Hospice Staff are My Angels”

1 Oct 2021, 11:17

When John Katsoulieri became poorly and was later admitted to Dr Kershaw’s for three weeks in 2018 before returning home where he passed away, his sister, Sharon Katsoulieri was devastated, but three years on has shared her story of the care and love John received from the Hospice team.

Virtual Hospice Walker Wins Hospice Lottery

1 Oct 2021, 11:10

When Amanda Saunders, 59, from Uppermill, signed up for Dr Kershaw’s Virtual Hospice Walk, she never anticipated that as a Hospice Lottery member, she would be celebrating a Lottery win at the same time.

New Restaurant, Café East Dedicates Their Opening Night to Hospice

24 Sep 2021, 11:03

Based on Yorkshire Street in Oldham Town Centre, Café East pledged their opening night’s profits to support patient care at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. Known previously as The Greaves Arms, the new restaurant, which opened in October, serves Punjabi food at night and international food in the day.

Palliative Care Nurses Run Half Marathon for Hospice

24 Sep 2021, 10:53

Royal Oldham Hospital Palliative Care Nurses, Sarah Sanderson and Louise Redfearn, work closely with Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, supporting patients with life limiting illnesses in the last days of their life.

Pets as Therapy Hospice Volunteers Return

17 Sep 2021, 15:30

With Covid restrictions lifting further last month, we are pleased to announce that we have been able to welcome even more of their valued and dedicated volunteers back to the Hospice and have reintroduced their Pets as Therapy Volunteers back onto their In-Patient Unit to support patients and their family members.

Fundraiser, Lorna Packs Punch for Hospice

15 Sep 2021, 16:03

Regular Dr Kershaw’s Fundraiser, Lorna Babington, 22, from Moorside, wanted to do something different this time round, to raise funds for the Hospice who cared for her dad, Chris, before he sadly died at age 49, when she was just 15.

Hospice Staff Come Together to Support Dr Kershaw’s Will Month

15 Sep 2021, 15:53

With the launch of Dr Kershaw’s Will Month last week, staff from across the Hospice have come together to support the scheme, signing up for their own Wills to protect their decisions for when the time comes, whilst also raising much- needed funds for the Hospice

Dr Kershaw’s Launches Will Month for Community to Access Will Writing Services Whilst Supporting the Hospice

10 Sep 2021, 15:27

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice has launched Will Month, giving those in the community, who haven’t yet got a Will, the opportunity to access the expertise and Will writing services of local solicitors to support the Hospice.

Hospice Donation from The Mark Benevolent Fund

10 Sep 2021, 15:21

In recognition of a lifetime of service and dedication to the Crown and the nation by his HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, The Mark Benevolent Fund, which is the charity arm of the Mark Degree of Freemasonry, invited every Mark Lodge in England and Wales to nominate a hospice within their Province to receive a donation of £1,000.

Precious Memories for Erin of Mum at Hospice

3 Sep 2021, 15:12

When Erin Bennett’s mum, Hazel Reed was cared for at Dr Kershaw’s, back in 2018, the staff and volunteers did everything they could to make their experience a happy one.

Award Nomination for Christies Closer to Home at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice

27 Aug 2021, 15:05

Following the announcement that Dr Kershaw’s Hospice was named as a finalist in the Nursing Times Awards - Nursing in the Community category, the Hospice has been shortlisted once more in the same category, for the work that we do in collaboration with The Christie NHS Foundation Trusts, in providing cancer treatments locally.

Hospice Shortlisted for Prestigious Award for Excellence in Staff Support and Well-Being

20 Aug 2021, 14:48

Fresh off the back of being named as a finalist in the Nursing Times Awards - Nursing in the Community category, the Dr Kershaw’s Team are once again celebrating as we have been shortlisted for yet another award, this time in the Nursing Times Workforce Summit and Awards for the well-being support the Hospice provides to our staff.

Fundraisers Take on Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge for Dr Kershaw’s

20 Aug 2021, 14:36

Dr Kershaw’s recently held our annual Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge, with 17 fundraisers coming together to raise funds for the Hospice. The 24 mile hiking challenge, took place on Saturday 17 July, one of the hottest days of the year so far

9-Year-Old Gabriella Conquers Pendle Hill for Hospice

13 Aug 2021, 14:30

Gabriella Burke-Turner, aged 9, took to the hills at the end of May to conquer the heights of Pendle Hill to raise funds for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice who cared for her grandma before she sadly passed away earlier this year.

National Afternoon Tea Week in Full Swing at Hospice

13 Aug 2021, 14:24

With August 9 – 15 marking National Afternoon Tea Week, which celebrates the great British tradition of taking afternoon tea, Dr Kershaw’s Afternoon Tea Trolley volunteer, Kath Smith, explains why serving afternoon tea to the patients on the Hospice’s In-Patient Unit means so much.

HR Advisor, Mandi Completes Her Epic Challenge for the Hospice

30 Jul 2021, 14:21

Joining Dr Kershaw’s in the middle of the pandemic, HR Advisor, Mandi Halton, decided to take on the Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) 874 mile challenge to raise funds for our Hospice, after completing her first fundraiser in 2020 by swapping Christmas cards for donations.

Spectrum Brands Supports Dr Kershaw’s

30 Jul 2021, 14:13

Since the pandemic began, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice has seen a sharp decline in fundraising and donations from businesses, however, we have recently seen more local businesses come together to once again support us.

Catering Team Growing Own Veg to Benefit Environment and Support Hospice

30 Jul 2021, 14:04

Dr Kershaw’s Catering Team have set up their own Hospice vegetable patch, to support patients and staff and long term to make cost savings.

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice Announced as Finalist in National 2021 Nursing Times Awards

23 Jul 2021, 12:30

Hospice at Home Team recognised for their incredible work across the community of Oldham.

Hospice Doctors Say Yes to Green Commuting

23 Jul 2021, 12:27

Two doctors at Dr Kershaw’s are leading the way in green commuting at the Hospice, cycling or running to work each day, saving money, protecting the environment whilst getting fit too!

Snowdon Hike for Local Business, Chunky Chicken

23 Jul 2021, 12:20

The team at Clarksfield business, Chunky Chicken on Lees Road are preparing to hike Mount Snowdon to raise vital funds for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. The local business who has fundraised for many other causes over the years, selected Dr Kershaw’s as they wanted to support local end-of-life and palliative care, after a youthworker who the team grew up with received Hospice care before he sadly died three years ago.

Hospice Doctor Rallies Friends and Family as Community and Beyond Come Together for Dr Kershaw’s ‘Virtual Hospice Walk’

16 Jul 2021, 12:15

When Hospice Doctor, Dr Patricia Campbell sent messages out to her loved ones to join together from their locations across the country, she never anticipated that so many people she reached out to would support Dr Kershaw’s latest event, the ‘Virtual Hospice Walk.’

From Oz to Oldham, Family Supports Hospice who Cared for Grandad

16 Jul 2021, 12:07

Laura Heywood, 27, from Melbourne, Australia has joined with four family members living in Greater Manchester to fundraise for Dr Kershaw’s who cared for Laura’s grandad, Alf Guilbert, before he sadly passed away in May.

Praise for Dr Kershaw’s in Equality Report

16 Jul 2021, 11:59

Back in 2019, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice became the first Hospice in the UK to take the homeless friendly pledge, being named officially as a ‘Homeless Friendly’ service.

Gift of Lawnmower from Life for a Life Memorial Forests

16 Jul 2021, 11:55

Registered charity, Life for a Life Memorial Forests, first started supporting Dr Kershaw’s when they planted the memorial forest which is part of the grounds over 11 years ago, and surprised the Hospice team recently with a generous donation of a lawnmower.

New Role at Hospice for Former Volunteer, Megan

16 Jul 2021, 11:34

When Megan Riley, signed up to volunteer at Dr Kershaw’s back in 2019, she never anticipated that two years later she would be working as an employee at the Hospice.

Treats on the Terrace for Hospice Patient Brian and Wife, Margaret

9 Jul 2021, 11:51

Admitted for symptom control, 81-year-old, Brian Scott from Heyside was surprised when nurses at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice invited him and his wife Margaret, 78 to enjoy drinks and nibbles on the terrace of Brian’s room, one of the new en-suite single patient rooms in our recently opened In-Patient Unit.

Colorplas Team Take on Yorkshire 3 Peaks for Hospice in Memory of Colleague, Ian

2 Jul 2021, 11:45

A team of twelve colleagues from local gelcoat and colourant manufacturer, Colorplas have joined together to take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, supporting the Hospice where their friend and former colleague, Ian Mclean was cared for before he sadly passed away two years ago.

Katie’s 30th Birthday Virtual Hospice Walk in Memory of Pal, Nathan

25 Jun 2021, 11:23

When Katie Whitby’s good friend, Nathan Mclean turned 30 in December 2015, the pair never got their chance to celebrate his big birthday as the same month he discovered he had advanced cancer and passed away shortly after, on 10 January 2016 surrounded by his family at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice

Blooming Beautiful Donation from Booths

25 Jun 2021, 11:08

With Summer now in full swing, Booths Garden Centre on Turf Lane, Royton, contacted Dr Kershaw’s to provide a kind donation of bedding plants to further enhance the gardens at the front of the Hospice, which are maintained by a team of volunteer gardeners.

Caring Hands Team Step Up to Support Dr Kershaw’s ‘Virtual Hospice Walk’ and Urge Others to Sign Up

18 Jun 2021, 13:15

A team of eight Health Care Assistants from Dr Kershaw’s have come together to support the Hospice where they work and are urging the community to join them in signing up for the ‘Virtual Hospice Walk.’

Phase Three New Build

16 Jun 2021, 16:35

On Monday 21 June, work will start on a new reception area in our Hospice.

Leading the Way in Medication Management

11 Jun 2021, 13:08

Since Covid hit, Dr Kershaw’s like so many organisations had to adapt our usual practices to support the community, and with an increased number of people being cared for in their own homes, one focus has been on prescribing medication directly to patients.

Honour for Our Medical Director as he’s Named Fellow

11 Jun 2021, 11:03

Medical Director, Dr Hohmann honored with fellowship.

Erin Gives Back as Volunteers Made Such a Difference for her Mum

4 Jun 2021, 12:55

When Erin Bennett’s mum, Hazel Reed was cared for at Dr Kershaw’s, back in 2018, the staff and volunteers did everything they could to make their experience of the Hospice a happy one, ensuring that they spent precious time together creating special memories for Erin of her mum, that will stay with her forever.

Dr Kershaw’s Junior Fundraiser, Keira Honoured with Prestigious Pride of Manchester Award

28 May 2021, 12:09

Junior fundraiser, Keira Arnold, aged 13 has been fundraising for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice for over four years raising money for ‘Keira’s Wishes’, her very own fundraising initiative which provides patients with their last wishes whilst at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

Local Construction Company, Jackson, Jackson and Sons Ltd Support Dr Kershaw’s ‘Virtual Hospice Walk’

21 May 2021, 09:29

With over 20 years working in the construction industry and based locally in Rochdale, supporting local charities has been a key focus for Jackson, Jackson and Sons Ltd.

Hospice Experience Makes a Difference for 99-Year-Old Emma

21 May 2021, 09:19

Emma Levins, aged 99 and due to turn 100 in July, has been thrilled with the care and treatment received whilst she has been at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

Ann, Andy and Bob the Cat Sign up for Virtual Hospice Walk

21 May 2021, 09:05

Ann Weeks and husband, Andy are keen walkers in their local town, Ely, Cambridgeshire. When the pandemic began last year, a visitor started to join them on their evening 3km walks, later to be known as Bob the cat.

The Mayor of Oldham Presents £2,000 Cheque to Hospice

14 May 2021, 08:53

With restrictions easing slightly, the Mayor of Oldham, Councillor Ginny Alexander was able to visit Dr Kershaw’s to present a £2,000 cheque from the Mayoral Appeal Fund at the front of the Hospice.

Helen’s Half Marathon for Hospice where Mum Works

13 May 2021, 08:59

Keen runner, Helen Rabbitt, 25, took part in many running events prior to Covid. With physical events on hold, Helen signed up to the Virtual Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise funds for Dr Kershaw’s where her mum, Rosie Rabbitt works as a Health Care Assistant.

Becky Hits a Roarsome £2,500 for Dr Kershaw’s

7 May 2021, 14:07

When PE Teacher and Hospice Volunteer, Becky Crawford, 26, signed up for Dr Kershaw’s ‘Move it March’ challenge, she never imagined that she would receive community wide support with her fundraising hitting over £2,500 for patient care at the Hospice.

From 18 to 80, 3 generations support one cause – our ‘Virtual Hospice Walk’

4 May 2021, 08:44

From 18 to 80, 3 generations support one cause – our ‘Virtual Hospice Walk’

Hospice Patient Donates £1,000 to Help Future Patients 

30 Apr 2021, 13:58

Arthur Crossland, who was admitted to Dr Kershaw’s for end-of-life care in March was so thankful for the care he was receiving at the Hospice that he wrote a cheque for £1,000 to ensure that others who are looked after in the future receive the same dedicated care and attention that he did.

National Gardening Week Marks Return for Hospice Volunteer Gardeners

30 Apr 2021, 13:49

With April 27 – May 2 marking National Gardening Week, which raises awareness of the difference gardens and gardening can make to peoples’ lives,

Dr Kershaw’s Oldham Shop Closure

25 Apr 2021, 12:02

With three of our four charity shops able to reopen recently, Dr Kershaw’s have announced the permanent closure of their Oldham shop, which due to the financial impact that Covid has had is no longer able to run and be sustainable.

Take Part in Dr Kershaw’s Newly Launched ‘Virtual Hospice Walk’ this June

23 Apr 2021, 13:36

As Government restrictions start to lift, Dr Kershaw’s are inviting the community to take on a solo walk or to join their friends and family by signing up to their ‘Virtual Hospice Walk’ this June to raise much-needed funds for the Hospice.

Pets as Therapy Hospice Volunteer Prepares to Start Back

23 Apr 2021, 13:27

With April marking National Pet Month, which celebrates the benefits that pets bring to peoples’ lives, Pets as Therapy Volunteer, Heather King, is starting preparations to return to her role at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice later on this year.

Poppy's Garden Parade

23 Apr 2021, 13:18

In 2020, Blackshaw Lane Primary School pupil, Poppy Ward, aged 6, gave up chocolate for Lent to raise funds for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

48 Miles in 48 Hours for Dedicated Brothers

16 Apr 2021, 13:11

Joe Mcloughlin, 18, a Blue Coat 6th Form student and his brother Josh, 14-year-old Hulme Grammar pupil, took on a mega fitness challenge in memory of their gran, Patricia.

Workplace Well-being Launch for Hospice Staff

16 Apr 2021, 12:56

With April marking Stress Awareness Month, Dr Kershaw’s aptly kicked off our strengthened well-being services for Hospice staff with their Workplace Well-being Launch

Life as a Junior Doctor at the Hospice

9 Apr 2021, 12:13

Junior Doctor, Josh Feek, 25, has been working at Dr Kershaw’s on a four month rotation since just before Christmas, joining the Hospice team after working during the pandemic in A+E and on a medical COVID ward.

Sally’s ‘Egg’Cellent Support

9 Apr 2021, 12:05

48-year-old, Sally Maher set up her own community fundraising team before Christmas, initially collecting over 2,000 selection boxes. For Easter, Sally and her team set to work again and collected funds for, bought, and distributed 1,725 Easter eggs for charities and other good causes across the community.

“Dr Kershaw’s New Facilities Are Fantastic and Homely!”

26 Mar 2021, 11:23

As one of the first patients to be admitted to Dr Kershaw’s new In-Patient Unit for pain management last month, Michael was understandably apprehensive.

£35,000 Raised and Prestigious Awards for Dr Kershaw’s Junior Fundraiser, Keira

26 Mar 2021, 11:05

Young Fundraiser,Keira Arnold has raised over £35,000 for Dr Kershaw's Hospice and has been awarded The Young Citizen of the Year award.

Little Owl Farm Supports Dr Kershaw’s Through the Pandemic

23 Mar 2021, 12:18

Oldham based, Little Owl Farm has been one of the many businesses impacted by Covid, yet despite their own challenges they are supporting their local Hospice, Dr Kershaw’s. Owned by John Beck and partner, Cindy Bramhall, the farm contacted the Hospice to see how they could help.

It’s Open! Our New In-Patient Unit Opens its Doors to the Oldham Community!

5 Mar 2021, 11:41

With over 30 years history of caring for patients in Oldham, our Hospice has transformed itself from the dated Cottage Hospital building it once was to a modern aged facility offering patients a 21st century home from home in our newly launched £3.5 million In-Patient Unit.

“I Wanted to Volunteer Until I was 90!”

26 Feb 2021, 11:20

88-year-old, Ada Rushworth had been volunteering at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice for over 12 years when Covid hit. Her plans to finish volunteering at the age of 90, were foiled by the pandemic which fast-tracked her retirement.

Hospice’s HR Advisor, Mandi Takes on Lands End to John O’Groats Challenge

26 Feb 2021, 11:04

Joining Dr Kershaw’s in the middle of the pandemic, HR Advisor, Mandi Halton, decided to take on the Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) 874 mile challenge to raise funds for the Hospice where she now works

Meet Dr Kershaw’s Bereavement Support Nurse

19 Feb 2021, 10:59

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice prides itself on placing patients, and their families, at the heart of all that we do. Our key focus is to provide free, specialist, end-of-life and palliative care for adults with life-limiting illnesses in a peaceful and homely environment.

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice Nominated for Three Nursing Times Awards

15 Oct 2020, 13:47

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Oldham has been nominated for three Nursing Times Awards at the 30th anniversary of The Nursing Times Awards, as well as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

A Tribute to Dr Kevin Moore

25 Aug 2020, 10:12

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Dr Kevin Moore, a kind, dedicated man and much-loved friend and respected colleague to all at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. Dr Moore played an important part in developing the Hospice and its services, practicing for 26 years in a number of different roles and becoming Medical Director in 1994.