Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day

On Saturday 8th September the hospice will throw open it’s doors as part of the Heritage Open weekends. The hospice will be holding three main events, detail of which can be found below along with booking information.

Drop in 11am-3pm

Call into the hospice at anytime to see the facilities, take a stroll in the gardens (featuring a woodland walk, peaceful memory garden and large pond with interactive water wall) and find out about what hull’s largest local charity has planned for it’s future. See for yourself the great facilities that the money raised in your community has built. Look around the community hub, used for day services Monday-Friday and enjoy tea, coffee and cake.

No need to pre-book, just call in.

Free parking and disabled access.

Behind the Scenes Tours 12pm and 2pm

If you’d like a more in depth tour of the hospice then come along to one of our tours starting at 12pm and 2pm. You will be shown around the hospice in small groups and will visit many of the new facilities that have been added to the hospice in recent years including the rehabilitation suite and gym, music room, multi-sensory room, and day hospice. Those who wish can also find out how patient care continues after someone dies and see the mortuary where this care takes place.

Tours last approximately 1hr and will be tailored to the interests of the group. Please note no active patient treatment areas will be accessed to respect the privacy of our patients and their families.

No need to pre-book, just arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour departure times.

Free parking and disabled access.

Death Café

Come along, meet with others, eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Death Cafés were designed to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. To date over 6000 Death Cafes have taken place across 56 countries. You can expect directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. This event is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. Contribute as much or as little as you like.

Places limited to 20. To book please use the form below or contact our Education Team on education@dovehouse.org.uk or call 01482 785783

Free parking and disabled access.

The history of nursing, looking back at the last 40 years of care at Dove House Hospice

Thus 45 minute talk will take you back over the last 40 years of care at Dove House Hospice, focusing on the changes in nursing care.

The UK modern hospice movement was started by the inspirational Dame Cicely Saunders who was born 100 years ago in 1918. Discover why the need for hospices came about and learn about the amazing work Dame Cicely did to radically disrupt all that was then known about the care of the dying - leading to the fantastic work that is done today.

This talk will also describe how a group of determined local people opened the first hospice in Hull at Endsleigh Convent with photos, audio and interviews from some of those involved in the late 1970's. Learn how nursing has dramatically changed over the last 40 years since the hospice was first opened and also what is likely to come over the next 40 years.

Following the talk, audience members will be able to ask questions, visit stands and take a tour of the new hospice and beautiful gardens as well as enjoy tea/coffee and home-made cakes.

No need to book although seats will be allocated on a first come, first served, basis.

All events will take place at the hospice within the Amy Johnson Community Hub.

For details of how to find us click here.

For more information on any of these events contact Tania Wilson on t.wilson@dovehouse.org.uk or call 01482 785718.