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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.