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Hospice closure backlash

Fears donations could drop after shock announcement of closure of Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury. Bosses at Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice are standing their ground over the planned closure of the 16-bed care unit despite a growing campaign to force them to change their minds. They claim the charity-run centre – which opened in 1982 – is “no longer fit for purpose” …

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Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice to close

“Hospice closure means we can care for more patients” A hospice boss says closing a third of its inpatient beds will mean more people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses can be cared for at home. Steve Auty, chief executive of Pilgrims Hospices, said hospice care was not about buildings but delivering care where people needed it, whether at home, in …

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