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First hospice beds to go this year in planned closure

Doors will shut in 2016 but cuts start sooner The closure of beds at Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice will start this year—three years before the charity claimed it would. Its chief executive Steve Auty this week revealed three of the centre’s 16 beds would be lost, followed by a further three next year before the complete closure in 2016. He said …

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The planned closure of the inpatient beds at Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice will cause immeasurable stress on both patients and their families. Since 1982, people in east Kent have had the satisfaction of knowing that should they or a family member suffer from a terminal illness, the hospice was there to give appropriate care and support. No doubt this has been …

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Shock, sadness… and fears donations could fall away

THINK AGAIN SAVE OUR HOSPICE – SPECIAL REPORT Bosses at Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice are under mounting pressure to rethink the planned closure of the 16-bed care unit. They claim the charity-run centre, which opened in 1982, is “no longer fit for purpose” and closing it will save £500,000 a year. Instead, they want to expand hospice care in the community, …

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