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MICHAEL SOBELL HOSPICE INPATIENT UNIT TO REOPEN
The great news that many local people have wanted to hear has finally been announced - the Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) Inpatient Unit will reopen on Saturday 14th December 2019.
The grand opening, which takes place from 10am to 3pm at the Mount Vernon Hospital based site, will give MSH supporters, volunteers and the wider local community an opportunity to have a look around the newly refurbished facility before it opens its doors to patients the following week.
To ensure there is a cuppa for everyone coming on the day, can you please let us know you will attend by RSVP.
Chairman Update – Please see this information which has been shared with all stakeholders
Tuesday 5th November 2019
Further update on Changes to arrangements for palliative care - Michael Sobell Hospice and Mount Vernon Hospital
We are pleased to write to you again to announce that as of Thursday 31st October 2019, the Day Centre Clinical Service, previously provided by East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust successfully completed its transition to Harlington Hospice.
All referrals should now be directed to the Day Service: Hillccg.MSHreferrals@nhs.net
Staff delivering this much loved service have now transferred over to Harlington Hospice and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that have worked to make the transition happen.
You will note from our last communications that inpatient services are also planned to transition to the Hospice from December 2019. Refurbishment work of the inpatient suites is currently underway, fully funded by The Michael Sobell Hospice Charity with thanks to all of their supporters.
Once we have more information we will write to you with referral details for this service.
In the meantime if you have any questions about the Michael Sobell Hospice service that has been re-commissioned by Hillingdon CCG, please do not hesitate to contact the CCG at HILLCCG.HCCGCommunications@nhs.net, or 01895 203000, quoting “Michael Sobell Hospice Query”.
On behalf of Hillingdon CCG and Harlington Hospice
Friday 1st November 2019
Latest views of the In-Patient Unit and the work In progress
Michael Sobell Hospice Charity has built many professional relationships on the Mount Vernon Hospital site and will continue to build new working partnerships going forward with any new organisations that join the site going forward. Our supporters, know the site well, and will look beyond this report with positivity that recommendations are crucial to the future of the site. I hope our local supporters re-engage following the long struggle which has taken place over the past 14 months to remain on this site. Our supporters hold the vital care and service we provide in high esteem and I am sure once the inpatient unit has re-opened, they will continue to help us maintain this vital community wide resource.
Charity response to The Guardian article Thur 3 Oct 2019 by Denis Campbell (Health Policy Editor)
The Clinical Advisory Panel’s review and recommendations were published in July and can be read at https://www.england.nhs.uk/east-of-england/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/08/Independent-Clinical-Panel-Report.pdf