Entries by Robert Maltby

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BLOG: Making every moment count

Without doubt, all our fundraisers are very special people but we think you’ll agree big-hearted Bridget is extra special. In just three weeks, fuelled by her passion to make a difference while she can, this inspirational lady has gone from receiving the devastating news of a terminal diagnosis to fundraising for St Luke’s by having […]

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PR: St Luke’s is named national Hospice Team of the Year

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth has long been renowned locally for the outstanding end of life care it provides across the city and surrounding areas and now the charity has received prestigious national recognition as Hospice Team of the Year. Staff and volunteers received the accolade in this year’s Hospice UK Awards, which celebrate the innovative […]

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BLOG: Care home staff have a greater level of confidence thanks to new training offered by St Luke’s

Helping care home staff by increasing their knowledge and competence improves care and decreases referrals to stretched NHS services, so it’s great news that our recent Health Education England grant has enabled us to deliver beneficial training that is already making a difference. Our first cohort of 8 care home students gathered at our Brooklands, […]

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BLOG: Just one call to access urgent care at home

With a single call from a healthcare professional, people who urgently need specialist end of life care at home can access high-quality and seamlessly co-ordinated rapid response treatment thanks to St Luke’s Urgent Care Service. The new service unites specialist nurses from Livewell Southwest, Marie Curie and what was formerly known as St Luke’s Crisis […]

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BLOG: Co-ordinating care in the South Hams

As the Kingsbridge article in last month’s Hospice Herald highlighted, in addition to covering busy urban areas such as central Plymouth, St Luke’s care reaches out across rural areas, including the picturesque South Hams. While picture-postcard pretty, these more isolated places can leave those residents approaching end of life struggling to access the health and […]