Reflections on the Hospice Environment

May 2016 Message

Over the years there has been much work carried out on how our environments affect us.  Research has consistently shown ‘that a supportive and welcoming environment can have positive effects on both those who visit hospitals – whether as patients or visitors- and those who work in them.’ *

Everyone’s tastes are different of course, however there are certain things that are valued if you are unable to move or simply conserving your energies for things that are important to you.

Glass BirdThe ability to see nature and the changing seasons:  we can take for granted the ability to look out into our gardens and see the antics of a family of magpies, blue tits as they feed and to see garden plants and trees develop their buds into flowers and leaves as spring progresses.  Imagine how much more precious that is if you know that this is the last season you will see these things.   

The need to feel safe: finding your way around a new space can be very daunting, we will make sure that we design the new space to be easy to navigate and that patient spaces can personalised and that each space is different enough to the others to be identified as personal space. 

Outside In

Bringing the Outside In

As we plan our new hospice building, we want to ensure that we provide opportunities for our patients and visitors to enjoy nature and see the changing seasons.  We want to make sure that patients feel safe and comfortable and can find their way around.

A visitor whose relative had died in the old hospice said that his abiding memory of the time spent here was of the sound of golf balls being hit off the tee across the road from the hospice and the conversation and jokes that ensued as a result.  We will be building fairly close to the Golf course again and so we will try to make sure that those sights and sounds will be available once again, but avoiding the mishits that occasionally end up in the Hospice garden.

 

With thanks to Patricia Scott (Senior nurse Sobell House Hospice retired)

*Enhancing the Healing Environment, The Kings Fund, April 2013

May 2016 Message

The Sun Filled Main Corridor on Our Ward

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Julie's Story

Last year Julie walked the Moonlight Stroll after her Mum Pam Cudd was cared for at Sobell House in 2016.…

What we achieved in 2017!

What we achieved in 2017

Jerrams Brothers Funeral Directors

A fantastic donation of £1,000

Tuesday 28th Feb 2017

Shops - Easter Opening Hours

Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday. Open Easter Saturday.

Monday 26 March 2018

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Now available to view online.

Tuesday 28th Feb 2017

Witney Warehouse now open till 4pm!

Now open 9.30am - 4pm, Mon - Fri

Thank You to the Jayadevan Family

£1,500 raised for Sobell House!

Neil’s 3-Peaks Challenge

A fantastic £1,765 raised from an amazing and exhausting challenge

Oxford Fine Dining join The 40 Club

Supporting Sobell House

Fantastic Support from Bicester Village

Continuing our wonderful partnership

Magenta Storage Choose Sobell

Charity of the Year

Thank You Winter Walkers!

Over £4,000 raised!

Recruiting Now!

Sell lottery membership in aid of Sobell House

Botley Shop Closure

Our Botley shop closes as site redeveloped

Amazing OCDEM!

Raised a festive £500 for Sobell!

Monica, you are brilliant!!!

Monica had her head shaved and raised £1,200 for Sobell House

Marilyn Relf receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Hospice UK honours 35 year career

Oxford Gospel Choir

Raised £1,172 for Sobell!

G-SMATT Choose Sobell

Supporting us for 2018!

Brilliant Bethany brings Christmas Cheer

Thame shop supporter Bethany raises money and a smile with her Christmas jumper snaps!

Beth's Bursary Fund

To help achieve the best possible consistency in the quality of care.

Thursday 23rd November 2017

My Lovely Postcards

Thank you to the artists, bidders and all who supported the project!

Tuesday 21st November 2017

Thank You Firewalkers!

Scorching Support for Sobell

Tuesday 21st November 2017

Marriotts Choose Sobell House!

Charity of the Year

Friday 3rd November 2017

The Documentary: Before I Go

BBC World Service

Friday 7th July 2017

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Now available to view online.

Thursday 19th October 2017

Thame Art Window

A Striking Display

Thursday 19th October 2017

Crendon Crafters Quilt Raffle

An Amazing £443 raised!

The Bell at Chearsley

Thank you to the Chearsley Challengers!

Fundrasing challenge, Aunt Sally & collections

Thursday 19th October 2017

£30k for Team Sobell at Ox ½ Marathon!

Thank you for the support!

 

We're Off!

Work starts on the Sobell extension!

Saturday 7th October 2017
Thursday 14th September 2017

Oxford Gospel Choir and Sobell House

Oxford Gospel Choir choose Sobell House!

Thursday 14th September 2017

Charity of the Year

Chapman, Robinson & Moore choose Sobell House!

Monday 4th September 2017

Daniel Hunt - Cycling Odyssey

3 months of cycling across 20 European countries

Monday 4th September 2017

FootSally Raises £1,480!

Back for the third year running. It just gets bigger and better every year. Brilliant!

Sunday 20th Aug 2017

Thank You Strollers!!!

What a night!!!

Monday 17th July 2017

10 Mile Thames Walk

Family of Julie Jones raise money for Sobell House

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Blenheim 7k Thank You!

Almost £4,000 raised!

Monday 19th June 2017
Thursday 15th June 2017

Generous Donation in Memory of Judy Phipps

£1,500 Donated to Sobell House

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Easy Ryder Cup

RAF Brize Norton raise £545 in memory of their colleague, Leigh

Wednesday 24th May 2017

Oxfordshire Business Awards

Sobell House shortlisted as a finalist!

Monday 22nd May 2017

Waterstock Golf Club

An Amazing £1,000 Raised for Sobell House

Providing care for the people of Oxfordshire for over 40 years!

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