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Leaflet

Frequently asked questions about ‘next of kin’ and power of attorney

When you are referred to our services, one of the questions we will ask you is about your ‘next of kin’. This is a term that most people have come across without knowing exactly what it means. This leaflet aims to explain it. (more…)

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Leaflet

Frequently asked questions about cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

This leaflet gives St Christopher’s patients information about the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) policy. You and people close to you may find it helpful to go through this leaflet with a doctor or nurse in case you have any further questions or concerns. (more…)

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Friday visits

2022 visit dates now confirmed

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Friday Visits

Weblinks and Resource Lists

Funeral Costs Help

Videos

Goal setting

Session 1 of the Fit for Life programme

Knowing what you want to achieve and how to achieve it can be tricky. In this video we explore how and why we set goals as well as breaking down the process so that you can achieve your aims. The document in the video is available here and is thanks to Dr Sally Boa.

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Bereavement support | Helpline

Grief Talk

Guidance

Guidelines On The Management Of Delirium In Palliative Care Settings

From St Christopher’s Hospice

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Guidance

Guidelines to support seizure management at end of life

Documents

Guidelines when using syringe pump community charts

Videos

Hand massage

Alternative video (no introduction):

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hand massage

Guidance

HEE guidance: Learning disability

HEE guidance: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, HEE, Skills for Care and the Department of Health and Social Care have decided to extend the deadline for tenders for trial and evaluation partners for the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training to 24 April at 18:00. This was communicated on 18 March, to those who had expressed an interest in bidding. The delay of one month extends the time existing bidders have left to submit from 7 to 26 working days

https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/learning-disability
Leaflet

Help during your bereavement

Is it normal to feel this way?

When someone who is important to us dies it can feel unbearable, as though our whole world has changed. As unique individuals, our response to loss is also likely to be unique, and can be affected by the relationship we had with the person who died. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. (more…)

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Guidance

Helping someone to take their medication

Marie Curie’s advice on ‘Helping someone to take their medicine’

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/being-there/caring/medication
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Hope Again

A service for young people from Cruse

Cruse provide a helpline and other support for young people aged 12-18 following a bereavement. 

Leaflet

How to complain or comment about our services

You can now make a complaint on our website using our feedback form. All feedback can be anonymous if you wish, although if you would like us to contact you to further discuss your comments then you will need to leave a way for us to contact you.

1 How to comment or complain about our services

Your comments help to improve our services.

We improve our services by listening to and learning from your comments and complaints. Please talk to any of our staff at any time. You can also put a note in the suggestions box at reception – you don’t have to give your name. (more…)

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Weblinks and Resource Lists

If something happens to you as a carer

Weblinks and Resource Lists

If something happens to you as a carer

Leaflet

Information about oxygen

1 Why have I been given oxygen?

Oxygen is vital for our bodies and having low oxygen levels can make you feel very unwell. There are many causes of low oxygen levels: for example, chronic lung diseases, pneumonia and blood clots in the lungs. (more…)

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Weblinks and Resource Lists

Information about PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE), environmental decontamination, clinical waste and aerosol generating procedures.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/infection-control/
Leaflet

Information for carers of our patients

This leaflet aims to answer questions that you may have about caring and St Christopher’s. We hope to answer your concerns by concentrating on the most commonly asked questions. If you have any more questions please ask your doctor or healthcare professional.

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Weblinks and Resource Lists

Information to support education for care homes

Documents

Infusion administration record checklist

Introduction to Compassionate Care with Namaste

A study day covering all the key elements of this multi-dimensional programme designed to improve and enrich the lives of all, including people living with dementia

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Compassionate Care with Namaste Training

Introduction to holistic palliative care assessment skills workshop

Physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessment in palliative care

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rb Nurses with patient st christophers hospice rd december rachel manns

Videos

Introduction to Qigong

Introduction to Syringe Drivers Workshop

The use of syringe drivers in palliative and end of life care. This course will provide an introduction to the essential skills and key components of syringe drivers.

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Invicta Sinfonia presents: The Nutcracker

You know the music… but do you know the story?

Join Invicta Sinfonia this Christmas for their festive, candlelit concert in support of St Christopher’s Hospice, featuring selections from Tchaikovsky’s brilliant ballet score paired with readings from the novel ‘The Tale of the Nutcracker’ by Alexandre Dumas. The performance will be followed by a mulled wine reception. Invicta Sinfonia looks forward to welcoming you to their immersive seasonal experience!

All Invicta’s projects to date have raised over £3,000 for St Christopher’s Hospice, and we are proud to support this brilliant charity.” – Emily Singh

Tickets are available here.

Facebook event page – Invicta Sinfonia presents: The Nutcracker | Facebook

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INVICTA Instagram

Bereavement support

Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service

Help in bereavement

https://jbcs.org.uk/
Leaflet

Just in case – medication for symptom control

This leaflet will provide you with information about the medicines that may have been prescribed for you in injectable form. If you have any questions or concerns please speak to your doctor or nurse.

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Just Jubilee Concert

Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in style!

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style! Join Just Voices A Capella Group for their Just Jubilee Concert on Monday 30 May. Free entry with a collection for St Christopher’s Hospice.

Doors open 8:00pm. Start – 8:15pm.

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KBC Dublin Marathon 2022

Experience one of Europe's most popular marathons!

We are VERY excited to announce that we have a select number of places in the hugely popular Dublin Marathon, taking place on Sunday 30 October 2022.

Are you feeling confident enough to take to the streets of Dublin and complete a 26.2 mile run in aid of St Christopher’s ? Great!

You can register your interest in this event by emailing c.mac@stchristophers.org.uk

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Bereavement support

King’s College Hospital Charity Bereavement Service

Webinar

Lantern Model webinar

Focusing on the Lantern Model, the first new model of palliative and end of life care nursing for 30 years

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Lantern model

Leaflets

Leaflets for healthcare professionals

St Christopher’s has produced a range of information leaflets for patients and carers. Healthcare professionals and other organisations may use this material providing St Christopher’s is credited as author. Copyright remains with St Christopher’s Hospice. For further information regarding use of leaflet material, please contact the Communications Manager on tel: 020 8768 4585 or email: communications@stchristophers.org.uk

http://www.stchristophers.org.uk/patients/leaflets
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Learning Disability Service useful resources

A range of resources and printable materials from Oxford Health NHS

https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/learning-disability-service/useful-stuff/
Bereavement support

Lewisham Bereavement Counselling

Providing counselling and advice services for the bereaved people living in the Borough of Lewisham

https://www.lewisham-bereavement-counselling.org/
Leaflet

Lewisham Carer Telephone Support Service

A telephone support service for Lewisham carers to assess your needs and help you in your caring role.

Are you caring for someone who has a terminal illness or is nearing the end of their life? St Christopher’s Hospice provides the Lewisham Carer Telephone Support Service for Lewisham residents. This telephone support service can assess your needs and help you in your caring role.

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Linking Hearts Installation, Orpington

Visit the St Christopher's Linking Hearts Installation

Our Linking Hearts installation is the centrepiece of our Remembering With St Christopher’s event this December. Each link will carry a dedication to someone we are remembering, and be connected together to form a chain of linked hearts installed in the hospice garden.

Visit when the installation is lit up after dark for moments of reflection and remembrance. Volunteers will meet you at the entrance to St Christopher’s Centre for Awareness and Response to End of life (CARE) to guide you to the installation.

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Linking Hearts Installation, Sydenham

Visit the St Christopher's Linking Hearts Installation

Our Linking Hearts installation is the centrepiece of our Remembering With St Christopher’s event this December. Each link will carry a dedication to someone we are remembering, and be connected together to form a chain of linked hearts installed in the hospice garden.

Visit when the installation is lit up after dark for moments of reflection and remembrance. Volunteers will meet you at the entrance to St Christopher’s Centre for Awareness and Response to End of life (CARE) to guide you to the installation.

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CH CHAIN

Bereavement support

Living On

Living On helps and supports Children, Young People and Families in the Bromley Area to cope through the grieving process

http://livingon.org.uk/
Leaflet

Living Well at Home

What is the Living Well at Home Team?

The Living Well at Home Team consists of therapists and volunteers working towards your goals with you in your own home. They can support you to try to improve your mobility, cope with breathlessness or fatigue, avoid falls, or enable you to better manage your activities of daily living.

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London To Brighton (Ultra Challenge Series)

Walk, jog or run from the capital to the coast!

London to BrightonTake on an adventure with an walk, run or jog across the North Downs and wonderful Surrey and Sussex countryside to Turners Hill (the half way point for the full challenge distance). From here, the 100km route heads up and over the South Downs before the welcome sight of the Brighton coastline comes in to view.

Walk, jog or run the full 100km, and with half and quarter distance options there’s a challenge for everyone to support St Christopher’s.

This event is organised by Ultra Challenge Series and Action Challenge.

Let us know if you are taking part by emailing c.mac@stchristophers.org.uk

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London to Brighton

Videos

Lying exercises

Exercises that you can do lying down

Please note that all exercises demonstrated and repetitions suggested are a guide. Please start with whatever you can do and build up gradually over time. Remember to rest as needed between repetitions and between exercises. If you feel dizzy or have chest pains when exercising stop immediately and seek medical help. 

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Guidance

Managing acute disturbance in the context of COVID-19

National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care guidance on supporting patients presenting acute disturbance

https://napicu.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/NAPICU-Guidance_rev1-1.pdf
Videos

Managing breathlessness

Four videos designed to give people advice about managing breathlessness

https://www.stchristophers.org.uk/videos/managing-breathlessness/
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes

British Geriatrics Society have developed guidance to help care home staff and NHS staff who work with them to support residents

https://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/covid-19-managing-the-covid-19-pandemic-in-care-homes
Guidance

Managing your Breathlessness Booklet

Practical advice and techniques to help you manage your breathlessness

Living with breathlessness can be very distressing. Breathlessness itself can lead to inefficient breathing patterns, reduced activity and fitness, as well as anxiety and panic.

Each of these effects can increase breathlessness, creating negative spirals of increasing breathlessness and distress.

This booklet will provide you with practical advice and techniques to help you manage your breathlessness.

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StChris Managing your breathlessness booklet

Videos

Meaning

Session 6 of the Fit for Life programme

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Videos

Measuring blood pressure – visual support

A lesson for all health and care workers in measuring the blood pressure of a patient in relation to National Early Warning Score (NEWS)

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Videos

Measuring blood sugar

This video shows you how to check your blood glucose level.

Watch video https://youtu.be/jg5cl2P3RRA
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Medicines A to Z

NHS A to Z list of medicines

https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/
Videos

Meditation and Mindfulness sessions – watch again

Guidance

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the COVID-19 crisis

Webinar

Mindfulness Live Events

Stirling Moorey is a Consultant Psychiatrist in CBT, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Visiting Senior Lecturer Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Stirling provides weekly mindfulness sessions. To be included in the notifications for these sessions, please email Stirling on Stirling.Moorey@slam.nhs.uk

Bereavement support

Miscarriage Association

UK charity providing info & support for those who've experienced pregnancy loss

https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/

Morning prayer

Join our Spiritual Care team as they take you through a morning prayer. Please note that the next and final morning prayer will take place on Tuesday 22 September. Thank you to everyone who has join us for our morning prayers during the pandemic.

All our online sessions are free to join. If you are able to, please consider a small donation to our emergency appeal.

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Leaflet

Morphine and other opioids for pain

‘Opioids’ are a group of medicines used to treat and manage moderate to severe pain. The most widely-known opioid is morphine. Others include oxycodone, fentanyl and codeine. Opioids work well for many types of pain and are most commonly used after surgery and for cancer pain.

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Move My Way

Walk, run, cycle or take on another challenge to support St Christopher's

We’ve launched Move My Way so that you can support St Christopher’s simply by walking, running, cycling or taking on a challenge in your own time and at your own pace. Using the fitness App, Strava, you can upload and track your activity and connect with other St Christopher’s supporters taking on challenges and raising funds.

Whether you’re cycling 50 miles, hopping laps of your front lawn, climbing a mountain, participating in an official event, or doing something else sporting-wise, we here to help.

Move My Way is perfect for anyone simply looking to improve or maintain their fitness through walking, cycling or running. And, there’s good news if you’re a little on the competitive side: Strava has plenty of new challenges each month for you to take on!

Sign up using the form below to receive an invitation to join the Move My Way Strava groups.

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MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

Highly praised by the United Kingdom Quality Assurance Agency

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MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

Bereavement support

Murdered Abroad

A support group for families, partners and friends of the victims of murder and manslaughter abroad

http://www.murdered-abroad.org.uk/

My Marathon Virtual Running Challenge

Run, walk, hop, skip or jump a marathon for St Christopher's - either in one go or split over any number of days!

Enter online now

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Virgin London Marathon

Mystery Masterpieces Art Auction

Coming this September - register your interest

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Mystery Masterpieces

Newly Qualified Nurses’ Community of Practice

You can still join our virtual Community of Practice for newly qualified nurses which has a focus on the principles of palliative and end of life care, providing opportunities for shared learning, continuous development and pastoral support

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Sian Evans' favourite flower

Guidance

NHS Advance Care Planning

This guide is for people who are approaching the end of their life. Some parts of it may also be useful for people who are caring for someone who is dying, or people who want to plan in advance for their own end of life care.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/end-of-life-care/?tabname=planning-ahead
Weblinks and Resource Lists

NHS England: Infection control

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Environmental decontamination, Clinical waste & Aerosol generating procedures

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/infection-control/
Helpline

NHS staff support telephone line

The NHS have introduced a confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7:00am – 11:00pm, seven days a week.

https://people.nhs.uk/help/

Nightrider Cycle 2022

Saddle up for a different kind of Saturday night out!

NR Square logo

Get your adrenalin pumping in the Nightrider challenge where you can choose to cycle 50km or 100km to support your local hospice. 

This journey will take you cycling around the historic streets of London under the nights’ sky.  Both routes are circular and will take you past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace.

This event is suitable for all abilities wanting to take on a new a challenge… as long as you put in the training, so don’t wait, sign up to one of our exclusive spaces now!

What you will receive:

  • Dedicated area at the start for St Christopher’s riders
  • A St Christopher’s cycle jersey
  • Free water & snack stops
  • Free breakfast
  • Mechanical support along the route
  • Fully signposted route with marshals
  • Finishers medal
  • Training plan
  • Regular emails from our fundraising team with support, updates and fundraising tips
  • Access to our fundraisers Facebook page and Strava group

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Non-Medical Prescribers – Community of Practice

An online monthly community of practice to support Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals who are non-medical prescribers working in palliative and end of life care.

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Update for Independent Nurse and Pharmacist Prescribers in Palliative Care

Virtual learning

Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death

This hour-long online course, available to download any time, with accompanying written resource, is designed to help all nurses working in any setting, feel more confident performing this task.

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Virtual learning

One Day Principles and Practice of Palliative and End of Life Care for Health and Social Care Assistants

This one-day course for HELP partners provides Health and Social Care Assistants working in Care Homes with the essential building blocks to support residents and their families at the end of life.

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Open Garden at 12 The Meadows, Orpington

Winner of various awards including Bromley in Bloom Best back garden 2019

Garden open for NGS with refreshments in aid of St Christopher’s. 

This stunning garden was a winner of a London Gardens Society Gold award in 2021 as well as well as Best Back Garden 2019 (Bromley in Bloom).

The front garden has Mediterranean style gravel with sun loving plants. The rear garden is ¾ of an acre and is in two parts: a semi-formal area with Japanese seating area, two ponds, one Koi and one natural; and a semi wooded area with mature bamboos, acers and grasses and also includes a designated children’s path with 13ft high giraffe, Sumatran tigers and lots of points of interest.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Plant sale
  • Supervised children free
  • Parking in surrounding roads
  • Dogs welcome (on leads)
  • Refreshments
  • Train: Chelsfield

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Open Garden at 17 Crown Road, Chelsfield

A riot of colour and packed full of perennials

Enter this pretty garden through the side gate with access to a patio and then step up (ramp available for wheelchairs) to this beautiful and interesting sloped / L shaped garden which has been extensively redesigned over the last 7 years (a slide show of photographs will be available to view showing the garden as it developed). 

  • Wheelchair access
  • Plant sale
  • Very limited parking in surrounding roads*
  • Dogs welcome (on leads)
  • Refreshments
  • Train: Chelsfield, Bus R1

Please note: parking in Crown Road is extremely limited, please use public transport if possible or park in Warren Road

A riot of colour and packed full of perennials and bright planting such as giant poppies, red hot pokers, geraniums, moon daisies, hibiscus, phlox and Crocosmias.  With many features including a small wild garden, island beds, archway draped with roses and clematis, raised vegetable bed and veg patch, with a pretty summerhouse and a small greenhouse area which will include a plant sale. Plenty of areas to sit and relax and enjoy a drink and biscuit which is included in the entrance price. (Please note no cakes on sale in this garden).

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Open Garden at 33 Manor Way, Beckenham

Stunning family garden of almost one acre

Following a successful opening last year we are delighted to invite you to explore this stunning family garden of almost one acre, which having been renovated over the last 8 years still retains many original features.

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Plant sale
  • Parking in surrounding roads
  • Accompanied kids go free
  • No dogs (except guide dogs)
  • Refreshments
  • Train: Beckenham Junction (15 minute walk), Bus: 352, 54, 227, 367

Enter via the formal white garden where gravel pathways link geometrical box-edged beds containing cistus, roses and hydrangeas and which is surrounded by trees including a line of mature magnolias.

Once in the rear garden a large patio area gives way to steps down to a tranquil sunken garden with a rectangular pond nestled between beautifully planted colourful borders and a majestic cherry tree.

Visit the large greenhouse and composting area with vegetable planting, fruit trees, fruit cage and cutting bed. Wander on to the wildlife area with meadow and recently planted woodland.

Step into the newly created peaceful “secret” garden which can be entered via a sympathetically renovated door from the original coal shed and provides a calm and peaceful spot to hideaway amongst the fragrant roses and colourful planting.

There are plenty of seating areas to enjoy refreshments and take in this splendid garden. Enjoy the view from the pretty half octagonal summer house which is used as an artist studio, or relax on the family lawn.  Then take tea on the patio and head to the plant sale on the front drive (please do bring your own bags).

Tickets available to purchase soon. Pre-booking is advised but not essential as tickets can be also be purchased at the gate on the day.

Please note – this garden features ponds and a pool area so children must be supervised at all times.

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Open Garden at 35 Camberwell Grove

A romantic country style garden

Plant packed 120ft x 20ft garden gives a colourful frame to the view over St Giles Church. This garden has evolved over 30 years to a romantic country style garden which has an abundance of roses stretching the length of the garden. The owner has been painting her garden for over 20 years (see www.lynettehemmant.com), her artist’s studio within the garden will be open.

  • No wheelchair access
  • Supervised children free
  • Parking in surrounding roads
  • No dogs (except guide dogs)
  • Train: Denmark Hill, Bus: 12, 36, 171, 345, 436

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Open Garden at 47 Brabourne Rise

The perfect way to kickstart your spring!

Enter into this garden via the side entrance, which opens up to a small side patio and into the beautiful garden which is full of seasonal delight, in winter time it’s filled with snowdrops, hellebores, flowering fragrant shrubs and winter coloured stemmed cornus.   

  • No wheelchair access
  • Parking in surrounding roads
  • Dogs welcome (on leads)
  • Refreshments
  • Bus: 352

Spring sees colourful displays of tulips, daffodils, narcissus and hyacinths. In the summer the patio is transformed into a Mediterranean area filled with aloes, agaves, succulents and pelargoniums.

The rear of the garden has a newly created and ever evolving woodland area which has been made by re-using existing materials like logs to create pathways, borders and extended flower beds.

Across the back of this 1930’s house is the original greenhouse and conservatory, which contains a small collection of Cacti. 

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Open Garden at 52 Goodhart Way, West Wickham

Open by arrangement

This charming suburban garden will be open to visitors from May until September by arrangement directly with the garden owners who are delighted to welcome you to their garden at an agreed date and time.

  • No wheelchair access
  • Parking in surrounding roads
  • No dogs (except guide dogs)
  • Refreshments
  • Train: West Wickham, Bus 352

The garden is a real plant-filled oasis with a large variety of flowering and foliage plants which continue the colour into late autumn. 

A small patio leads to the lawn which is surrounded by mixed borders of perennials, roses and shrubs with many climbing plants against trellised fences. The main garden has an informal pond area with steps to a courtyard garden with a rose-covered arch, box edged central beds and borders crammed with more perennials, shrubs, climbing roses and clematis.

It was a previous winner of the “Bromley in Bloom” Premier Back Garden award.

Refreshments will be available for an additional donation. All proceeds will go St Christopher’s.

If you would like to book a visit, please liaise directly with the garden owner Viv Roach:

Email: vivien.roach@uwclub.net

Telephone: 020 8776 1141 or mobile: 07986 861656

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Open Garden at 6A Ember Close, Petts Wood

New for 2022

Follow the pretty wooded path around the garden with its variety of mature trees, shrubs and colourful planting. Take a moment to admire the views over the neighbouring allotments and park.

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Plant sale
  • Supervised children free
  • No Parking in Ember Close (see below for details)
  • No dogs (except guide dogs)
  • Train: Denmark Hill, Bus: 12, 36, 171, 345, 436

The house is centred on a diamond shaped plot. Winter flooding, dry clay and plenty of shade means that green provides much of the colour, with interesting planting and different small areas to explore.

Refreshments kindly provided by Coney Hall Village WI and sold in aid of St Christopher’s can be enjoyed in the main garden or on the large front garden.

Please note that there is no parking in Ember Close – you will need to park in Diameter Road. (will be signposted). Please do not drive into Ember Close (it is very small). Disabled access can be arranged with advance warning – please contact Tracy Blackmore t.blackmore@stchristophers.org.uk 020 8768 4573.

Plant Sale on front drive in aid of Bromley RSPB (Please bring your own bags)

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Open Garden at 7 Langland Gardens

Enjoy a wide variety of plants on sale in this pretty garden

This established plant sale offers a wide variety of reasonably priced plants and is the perfect opportunity to stock your garden with summer plants.  Refreshments and homemade cakes are also available to enjoy in the pretty garden, with all proceeds to St Christopher’s.

  • No wheelchair access
  • Plant sale
  • Parking in surrounding roads
  • No dogs (except guide dogs)
  • Refreshments
  • Bus: 119 or 198

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Open Gardens at 103 and 105 Dulwich Village

Two stunning gardens in neighbouring Georgian houses backing onto Dulwich Park

These spectacular gardens are both beautifully planted with an abundance of colour and interest. So much to see in both gardens – a formal lily pond, waterfall and an ancient mulberry tree – a haven for wildlife and a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. 

Plentiful plant sale from both gardens (please bring your own bags).    

  • No wheelchair access
  • Plant sale
  • Supervised children free
  • Parking in surrounding roads
  • No dogs (except guide dogs)
  • Refreshments
  • Train: North and West Dulwich, Bus: P4

103 Dulwich Village

Beautiful garden featuring plants and shrubs, some unusual, chosen for colour and shape throughout the year.  Wall decked with varied climbers behind a long, mixed border containing a wide range of herbaceous plants. Spacious child/picnic-friendly lawn.  Steps up to a formal lily pond teeming with fish (rudd), newts, frogs, dragonflies and other wildlife. 

The pond is surrounded by a paved area and flower beds filled with old roses and other colourful plants. Victorian-style greenhouse with vegetable and soft fruit area beyond. 

Teas on the lawn to the accompaniment of the delightful Colomb Street Wind Ensemble. (Gate to 105 next door). 

105 Dulwich Village

A very pretty flower-lover’s garden with blue and white planting round a formal goldfish pond. Glorious colours elsewhere to attract bees and butterflies.

Lots of old-fashioned roses, fine delphiniums, many unusual perennials and planters full of jolly annuals. Ancient mulberry tree. Attractive early C20th greenhouse. Lawns, shrubbery. Waterfall and pond with newts and other wildlife including leeches (children need to be supervised here). Innovative squirrel and parakeet-proof bird feeding station for small birds.

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Open Gardens at the Allotments, Petts Wood

These allotments are a hive of activity and really showcase local gardening at its best. This buzzing community of growers harvest a large variety of fruit and vegetables, some of which will be on sale on the day.  Produce, plant sale and homemade cakes are available to enjoy.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Plant sale
  • Supervised children free
  • Parking in surrounding roads
  • Raffle/tombola
  • No dogs (except guide dogs)
  • Refreshments
  • Train: Petts Wood, Bus: R3, 208

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Videos

Oxygen saturation measurement – visual support

Palliative And End Of Life Care Foundations

Standalone module at Level 6 (degree) or optional module for the post-qualification BSc programme for registered nurses

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Palliative And End Of Life Care Foundations

Palliative and End of Life Care Symptom Management

Guidance | Helpline

Palliative heart failure MDM in Bromley

GPs in Bromley can refer into the monthly palliative heart failure MDM if they’re uncertain about a patient’s diagnosis and whether there is a need for sub cut furosemide to help direct correct treatment.

Email kch-tr.br-bromelyintegratedheartfailurenurses@nhs.net and the referral will get processed by the MDT co-ordinator for discussion.

Videos

Palliative Rehabilitation

A useful video from All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65065nCmNjo
Documents

Pan London Symptom Control Medication Authorisation and Administration Record

Pan London Symptom Control Medication Authorisation and Administration Record (MAAR)

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Pengefest

Come on down to the Penge Beer Festival!

This fantastic event will feature beer, food and stalls as well as the London Oompah Band and Radio Penge.

All money raised will be donated to St Christopher’s Hospice.

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Power in partnership: Joining the dots of MND care

One day conference at St Christopher's CARE covering latest research and hearing from patients and carers living with MND

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Leaflet

Preparing for a funeral

A funeral is a significant event. It may not be easy to think about, whether your own or that of a relative; for example how best to commemorate a life, what to include or leave out. However, planning a funeral can be helpful for those who are approaching the end of life and is one way of ensuring that their wishes are respected. (more…)

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Pressure ulcers

Remember that skin awareness is key to early prevention.

What is a pressure ulcer?

A pressure ulcer is damage that occurs on the surface and underlying tissues of the skin due to the lack of blood and oxygen supply. You may have known them as pressure sores or bedsores, but they are now called pressure ulcers.

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Virtual learning

Principles and Practice of Palliative and End of Life Care for Health and Social Care Assistants

This two-day course provides Health and Social Care Assistants working in any setting with the essential building blocks to support patients and their families at the end of life

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Virtual learning

Principles and Practice of Palliative and End of Life Care for Registered Nurses, Nursing Associates and Allied Health Professionals

This three-day course provides nurses and Allied Health Professionals working in any setting with the essential building blocks to support patients and their families at the end of life

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Documents

PRN As required – SC Injection chart

Videos

Putting on PPE – visual support

YouTube video – Infection prevention control guidance to staff – Donning and Doffing

Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEnuKKY04Bc&feature=youtu.be

Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA)©

Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) Train the Trainer Programme

Bereavement support

Re-engage

Re-engage exists to support older people who live alone and find it hard to get out in normal times

https://www.reengage.org.uk/
Webinar

Re-use of medicines in care homes webinar

Presented by Bethan Warner, Integrated Care Pharmacist – Care Homes and Lelly Oboh Consultant Pharmacist, Care of Older People Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Important information: Both the Webinar and Q&A session were presented on 1 June 2021 by Lelly Oboh and Bethan Warner. All content was accurate at the time.

Q&A

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Re-use of medicines in care homes webinar presentation (PPT converted to PDF)
Re-use of medicines in care homes webinar Q&A (PDF)

The webinar is presented by Bethan Warner, Integrated Care Pharmacist – Care Homes and Lelly Oboh Consultant Pharmacist, Care of Older People Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

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Bethan Warner Integrated Care Pharmacist

Bethan Warner is Care Home Pharmacy team lead pharmacist for Integrated Care, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust.

The team work with nursing homes in Lambeth and Southwark, delivering person-centred medicines reviews for the residents and providing “Care Home centred care” to support the care homes with their medicines processes.


Lelly Oboh Consultant Pharmacist

Lelly Oboh is a Consultant Pharmacist (care of older people) with considerable experience working within general practice, care homes and integrated care teams in the community to optimise medicines use .

Her leadership role involves championing innovative pharmacy service developments, showcasing and driving uptake at local and national levels.

Her areas of interest include patient centred care, deprescribing, frailty, care co-ordination, transfer of care, medicines use in care homes and social care settings.

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Documents

Regular and Single Stat Dose – SC and IM – Injections Chart

Rehabilitation in Palliative Care: Contemporary Opportunities

Direction, influence and practice

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Rehab Enablement

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