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Name of new hospice boss is announced

The Pilgrims Hospice in east Kent has appointed a new chief executive who is joining the charity from Danone where she is global medical director. Mother-of-two Cate Russell takes the post vacated by Steve Auty, who stepped down following the uproar over plans to close beds at the Canterbury hospice. She is a former nurse who trained with East Surrey …

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Pilgrims Hospice bosses resign after beds’ row

Shock announcement by chief executive and chairman of trustees TWO of the most senior members of staff at the Pilgrims’ Hospice have resigned. Chief executive Steve Auty will step down at the end of the month, while Dr Richard Morey has already departed as chairman of the board of trustees. The two men have 25 years’ experience at the charity …

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‘You had better be ready for a fight’

Pilgrims Hospices board gets rough ride over proposals to close the city inpatients’ ward IF THE trustees of the Pilgrims Hospices took one thing away from a public meeting last week, it may be this line from former nurse Peggy Pryer: “If you want to carry on these plans, be prepared for a fight.” The mood of the meeting on …

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Hospice leaders resign in wake of closure row

Two step down after charity was forced to drop plans Two leading figures of the Pilgrims Hospice charity have stepped down following an outcry over plans to close inpatient beds in Canterbury. Chief executive Steve Auty and chairman of the trustees Dr Richard Morey have both resigned their posts. Dr Morey said the organisation needed a fresh executive and non-executive …

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Bid to raise extra £1m for Pilgrims

‘People power’ celebrated as ward beds are saved, but now more cash must be found THE battle to save beds at Canterbury’s hospice has been won but the mission to raise money for the Pilgrims charity continues. That was the message from campaigners after the charity announced the decision not to go ahead with a planned bed closure at the …

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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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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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Veteran doctor: ‘Please save the mother hospice’

Last week we revealed the shock news that the Pilgrims Hospice will close to inpatients by 2016. The move has sparked a mixed reaction in the days since. Gerry Warren reports A doctor who specialised in palliative care at the Pilgrims Hospice for 28 years has hit out at plans to close the 16-bed ward. Dr Martin Garsed is a …

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Hospice ward axe divides opinions

ON MAY 8, the closure of Pilgrims Hospice’s inpatient ward from 2016, with the loss of 16 beds, was announced. Chief executive Steve Auty said the change would help cope with increased demand in an aging population. Tim Bates has heard views both for and against…. BEREAVED mum Bev Carroll does not support the Pilgrims Hospices decision to close its …

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‘The majority of people would rather die in their own home’

The reaction to our announcement shows just how much the local community cares about Pilgrims and we can assure you that we all share that passion. While we have been able to provide this support for many, it is still only a small proportion of those who need it. The majority, almost 90%, die in hospital, care homes or their …

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