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New Dementia Activity Project is Launched Thanks to Covid-19 Emergency Fund

Thanks to support from The Community Fund of Staffordshire and National Emergency Trust, Dougie Mac’s local strategic partners, Approach, have been granted £3,730 from the NET Coronavirus Appeal to support those with dementia and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic. Keen to find innovative ways to support their service users, Approach, along with support from […]

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Dougie Mac Retail Shops Update

While we depend on our retail shops to generate vital hospice funds, we will not be opening any of our stores until early July as we are busy taking steps to ensure everyone  can Work Safely, Shop Safely and Donate Safely. In the meantime, we are encouraging our supporters to Sort, Save and Support to make […]

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Dying Matters Awareness Week- 11th-17th May 2020

As we come to the end of another Dying Matters Week we reflect on how important this year’s theme #DyingToBeHeard is, perhaps now more so than ever. 🌻 We would usually have hosted awareness events & community activities to help people talk about death, acknowledge their thoughts and fears as well as encouraging them to listen to others. Although that […]

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International Nurses Day- 12th May 2020

Happy International Nurses Day! 🌈 We’re so proud of our compassionate and committed team of nursing staff who are a huge part of our diverse and specialist team who always strive to provide excellent care and support here at the hospice and in our local communities. We’d like to say thank you for the Royal Doulton mugs received […]

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Dougie Mac Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

“We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing, but let us not forget for a moment the toils and efforts that lie ahead.”‬ Winston Churchill, 8th May 1945 ‪Today our staff & patients have enjoyed afternoon tea to commemorate #VEDay75 but we have also taken the time to remember and celebrate the resilience of the human […]

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Dougie Mac Makes Wedding Wish Come True

Huge Congratulations to Kay and Karl who got married at the hospice earlier this week with their sons by their side. As soon as the Dougie Mac team heard Kay and Karl wanted to get married nothing was going to stop them pulling out all the stops to make it happen. In a matter of […]

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Dougie Mac Celebrates Staffordshire Day 2020

Happy #StaffordshireDay – a day to celebrate our county from lovely pottery to stunning countryside. Not forgetting of course a super community we’re so proud to be a part of. 💛 Some staff are celebrating at breakfast with one of our favourite local delicacies – oatcakes which have kindly been donated!

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Happy Easter from all at Dougie Mac!

Thank you to Charity Fleetcare, Tesco Extra, Tesco Meir Park, Morrisons, Fifteen Group and Alexandra Infants and Junior School who have collectively donated over 400 Easter eggs! We are so grateful to our local community who have shown their continued kindness during these incredibly challenging circumstances. These treats will certainly bring a smile to our clinical team and patients over […]

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Dougie Mac Staff Work Together to Continue to Provide Hospice Services

The Dougie Mac team are working together to make sure our hospice continues to operate throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of our employees have been unable to carry on with their usual responsibilities due to government guidelines and have found themselves utilising their skills and experience in other hospice areas instead! Here is Ian, one […]

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Dougie Mac Shows Thanks to NHS #ClapForOurCarers

This evening, households up and down the country are being asked to take part in a 1 minute applause to show our gratitude for the UK’s remarkable NHS workers. The NHS work incredibly hard day in day out but are now working tirelessly to keep the nation safe throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s now more […]

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