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Important Public Information – COVID-19

The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) may be more severe in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term and life-limiting illnesses. It is important in the current and ever-changing coronavirus situation that we take all reasonable steps to protect the wellbeing of those using our services, our staff and volunteers. Current advice for […]

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Dougie Mac and Donna Louise To Amalgamate

An important message from Dougie Mac CEO, David Webster: “I am delighted to announce, that after extensive discussions at Board Level the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice (DLCH) will be amalgamated into the current structures and systems at Dougie Mac.  This means that the Trustees and Directors of Dougie Mac will assume control of DLCH.  This […]

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Klarius’ Community Programme building on good work for local hospice

In September 2018, the then new Klarius CEO Mark Brickhill established a Works Council, one of a number of initiatives to improve employee engagement and feedback within the company and externally with the local community. The Works Council members chose Dougie Mac (Douglas Macmillan Hospice) to be the Charity of the Year for 2019, and […]

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Dougie Mac Recognises Don-Bur Support

Dougie Mac are delighted to recognise local company Don-Bur for going the extra mile to support the hospice in memory of an employee’s relative. The Longton-based manufacturers of commercial vehicle trailers and bodywork have supported Dougie Mac for numerous years and have continued to offer ongoing support throughout 2019. Jan Blake, the mother-in-law of Lisa […]

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Denise Coates opens refurbished Dougie Mac Inpatient Unit after generous donation

Earlier this year the Denise Coates Foundation committed to fund the refurbishment of Dougie Mac’s Inpatient Unit, providing a generous gift of £950,100 to cover all of the associated expenditure. Since receiving the grant Dougie Mac has undertaken the extensive refurbishment including the installation of portable nurse call alarms for every patient, state of the […]

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Cheadle Academy 6th Form Choir release charity single in memory of teacher

Students at Cheadle Academy Sixth Form College are aiming for the charts with a charity single to raise vital funds for Dougie Mac. The 40-strong choir’s single ‘My Oh My’ has been released today – Friday 15th November 2019. The song was written by popular Senior Assistant Principal Craig Beverley’s band before his death in […]

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Dougie Mac Introduces ‘New Year, New You?’ Fundraiser For January

As the New Year approaches, Dougie Mac supporters are being encouraged to ‘jump-start their January’ and turn their ‘New Year, New Me’ attempts into a fundraiser for the hospice. Individuals thinking about trying something new or taking up a New Year’s Resolution next month are asked to consider raising funds for their local hospice. Collecting […]

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Dougie Mac Strengthens Its Admiral Nurse Service

In September 2018, Dougie Mac appointed Becky Kean as its second Admiral Nurse and became the only hospice in the UK to have two specialised dementia nurses based in a hospice. This follows the appointment of Wendy Mountford as the first Admiral Nurse in Staffordshire in May 2017, and only the fourth to be based […]

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Christmas Cards Help Raise Vital Funds for Dougie Mac this Festive Period

Supporters are being urged to show their loved ones that they’re thinking of them by sending Dougie Mac Christmas cards this year. The sale of Christmas cards raised a fantastic £40,000 last year and every penny went towards funding the priceless care delivered to patients and their families. With a wide selection of designs available, […]

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