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Meet Angela Egdell

Angela Egdell is our Director of Care Services and she has worked at St Oswald’s Hospice for over 35 years, since we first opened our doors in 1986. 

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Meet Sue

Sue Sinton from has been involved with St Oswald’s Hospice since before we even opened our doors in 1986! Sue was part of one of the original committee who raised funds to open the Hospice and then went on to be a volunteer driver, Ward Helper, Spiritual Care volunteer, Patient Support Volunteer and more recently decided to take the next step in her St Oswald’s Hospice journey and became a Trustee

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Winning a trip to the seaside

One of our Hospice Lottery players, Mrs Brydon was thrilled to learn she’d won the weekly top prize of £1000 recently!

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Morrisons partnership with Together for short Lives will benefit North East families

We are excited to announce a brand new partnership between supermarket giant, Morrisons and Together for Short Lives that will benefit families who use out children’s service over the next three years.

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Student Volunteer Week - Meet Janina

To continue our Student Volunteer Week celebrations, today we meet Janina, who has been a Patient Support Volunteer since last August. This is a relatively new but crucial role on our Inpatient Ward, providing companionship and support to patients and their families. Janina tells us how rewarding her role is...

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Meet Katie and Maisie

Katie Simpson and Maisie Rayne, both 17, are two students who’ve been volunteering regularly in St Oswald’s Hospice Whickham shop since the pandemic.

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Meet Richard...

In the Autumn of 2021 Richard decided to take the next step in his St Oswald’s journey and applied to become a Trustee. Richard tells us more:

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A Fond Farewell and A Warm Welcome

We recently said a fond farewell to Maureen Raper who had been a member of our Catering Team for a whopping 24 years! Whilst Maureen is looking forward to enjoying her retirement we welcome the lovely Jean Blackburn to the St Oswald’s Hospice family as Catering Manager...

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Meet Our In-House Support Team This Time To Talk Day

Today we’re marking Time To Talk Day, which is intended to increase the opportunity for chats about mental health; in the hope that the more we talk about it, the less stigma and discrimination there will be around the topic. To support this, we caught up with a few members of St Oswald’s Hospice In-house Support Team to find out how they’re supporting staff and volunteers to have these chats...

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Saying a fond farewell to Marie

After spending 22 years in a variety of positions on the Board, the valued and respected Marie Liston recently ‘retired’ from her position as St Oswald’s Hospice Chair. However, Marie has been awarded the title of Vice President in recognition of her service so will still have a link to the Hospice. Marie tells us more about her St Oswald’s Hospice journey:

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Music is good for the soul

Daniel from West Denton has chosen to support St Oswald’s through his musical endeavours.

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A message from our Chief Executive

Read a note of thanks from Chief Executive, Steph Edusei

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