Palliative care is about treating each patient as a whole person rather than just their illness. Despite shortages of funds and staff, palliative care nurses employ this person-centred approach to meet the individual needs of each patient and their family
Poetry supporting palliative care
Poetry in the Crypt is a popular evening of poetry held quarterly at St Mary Islington in London. The events are organised by friends of Hospice Care Kenya, Nancy Mattson and Mike Bartholomew-Biggs, both church members and writers, each with
The human cost of Kenya’s rising cost of living
Home visits are vital to ensure that the most sick and disadvantaged do not miss out on essential palliative care. Last year we helped hospices across 12 Kenyan counties carry out home visits, helping over 1,630 patients and their families.
Pioneering palliative care in Marsabit County
Over the past year we have been helping to develop palliative care for the first time in Marsabit County in Kenya’s semi-arid north. Marsabit is Kenya’s second largest county where almost a quarter of the population live in extreme poverty.
Teaching compassionate palliative care in Homa Bay County
Over the past year we have helped Kendu Adventist Hospital in Homa Bay County to improve the capacity of their staff to provide quality palliative care to patients with life-limiting illness. With just two palliative care units providing services to
Charity Concert fundraising success!
Thank you to everybody who supported our Charity Concert on Saturday 5th February at Great Malvern Priory. It was a wonderful evening and a huge success, so far raising over £8,000 for our work developing palliative care in Kenya. We
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month – Screening in Laikipia County
The HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening for early detection can prevent cervical cancer and save lives. In Kenya, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the most common cause of cancer deaths. This Cervical Cancer
Empowering family carers in Kitui County
We have been helping Kitui Palliative Care Unit in southern Kenya to train family carers and empower them to improve the lives of their loved one living with life-limiting illness. The team has already reached 60 carers with training in
Farewell Archbishop Desmond Tutu
We are saddened by the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We are proud and grateful for his service as our patron, and give thanks for his life and work. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22292744
Major step towards improved access to palliative care in Kenya with launch of first National Policy
In a major step towards improving palliative care services in Kenya, the country has launched its first ever National Palliative Care Policy. Launched to coincide with World Hospice and Palliative Care Day in October, the new policy is the culmination