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1 Dec 2014

Buddy

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Click here to view the Animal Magic gallery!   Buddy and her buddies!!     Buddy is Marion’s adored support dog, a 12 year old Tibetan Terrier. The Guardian’s Stuart Heritage wrote: Everyone should have a Buddy. When Buddy enters a room, everything automatically lights up. Buddy exudes charisma. Buddy is the life and soul. […]

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22 Oct 2014

Guardian Christmas Charity Appeal 2014

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    A huge thanks to Guardian readers – and everyone else!   Star Wards was beyond thrilled to be chosen as one of the Guardian’s 2014 Christmas Appeal charities, along with eight fantastic mental health organisations. Guardian readers (and staff!) are renowned for their commitment to social justice and improving the experiences of people facing the […]

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24 May 2018

Star Wards Newsletter – Spring 2018

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14 Sep 2016

Sharing News and Experiences About Ward Life

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  By Sam Wilson   Hello everyone! It’s nice to be back behind the keyboard talking about my experience of life on a ward. In this blog I want to mull over some thoughts about sharing news and ideas with other staff members and patients in your ward community. But let me start with a […]

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16 Nov 2015

Yet another extraordinary occasion at the outstanding Harrison House

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By Marion Janner    Yesterday was yet another extraordinary occasion at the outstanding Harrison House hospital in Grimsby, run by Navigo. At a time when so many crucial services are contracting or closing, they opened the most brilliant model of care – a new therapeutic community. The award-winning hospital didn’t settle for the usual celebrations. […]

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6 Mar 2015

Star Wards Submission to RCPsych Commission on Acute Adult Psychiatric Care

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 The Royal College of Psychiatrists have set up a Commission “to review the provision of inpatient psychiatric care for adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has been set-up in response to concerns about whether there are sufficient acute inpatient psychiatric beds and alternatives to admission available for patients and service users.” More information about […]

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18 Feb 2015

An epic £400,000 raised! Guardian Christmas Charity Appeal 2014

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    A huge thanks to Guardian readers – and everyone else!   Star Wards was beyond thrilled to be chosen as one of the Guardian’s 2014 Christmas Appeal charities, along with eight fantastic mental health organisations. Guardian readers (and staff!) are renowned for their commitment to social justice and improving the experiences of people facing the […]

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15 Dec 2014

Christmas 2014 Newsletter

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It’s that time of year again: the days are getting shorter and colder, the queues are getting longer and your bank account has probably taken a bit of a bashing! One thing we’re sure hasn’t changed though is your constant busyness. And while others are looking forward to a break, you’re no doubt working a great deal over the next few weeks. We hope your rota allows for some rest and festivity amidst this busy time and the ward is starting to feel lovely and christmasy.

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28 Nov 2014

Star Wards chosen to be a Guardian Christmas Appeal charity!

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28 November 2014      We’re thrilled and deeply grateful to have been chosen as one of The Guardian’s charities for their Christmas Appeal, along with eight amazing mental health charities!   Star Wards works with mental health wards to improve everyone’s experiences of being on them – patients, staff, friends and family. People are […]

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23 Oct 2014

Harrison House wins prestigious Guardian award!

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Regulars will know that we’re huge fans of Harrison House in Grimsby, and I am deepy grateful for the friendship and energetic help of their incomparable Ellie Walsh. Huge congratulations to all at Harrison House and the brilliant Tukes employment company for winning the Guardian’s Public Service Awards, in the complex needs category. Here’s the […]

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