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I would like to express my very real concern about the decision to close the inpatient facility at Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury. Before my retirement I was involved in liaising with various hospices around the country and Pilgrims Canterbury was held in the highest esteem. The trustees state that Canterbury being the oldest needs considerable investment in the future. With …

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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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Third of beds at hospice to shut by 2016

Future plan is to provide more patient care in the home, says chief executive A THIRD of the inpatient beds at Pilgrims Hospice will shut in the next two years – but more could be provided in future. News of the closure was broken to staff and volunteers last week and managers said the 16-bed inpatient unit at the Canterbury …

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