Michael Sobell House hospice in Northwood plays an important role in educating healthcare professionals across the borough and beyond about pioneering palliative care and treatment for life-limiting illnesses. Lecturer practitioner, sister Pamela Wright, told SIBA MATTI about her team's work to ensure patients get the best possible quality of life.
WITH the population continuing to age rapidly and as health services are stretched to the limit, experts predict an increase in people suffering from debilitating diseases, such as cancer, could lead to a surge in demand for nursing care.
BUTTERFLIES will be on the agenda at a meeting in Rickmansworth next Wednesday (20).
The Rickmansworth Horticultural Society will host a talk entitled Butterfly World at the WRVS Centre in Bury Lane.
The event begins at 8pm and all are welcome to attend.
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BOOST your fitness levels with a health walk in Rickmansworth this Sunday (17).
Participants are meeting in the car park adjacent to Scotsbridge playing field, in Scots Hill.
The walk begins at 3pm and has been organised by Watford and Three Rivers Health Walks.
PERMA-tanned television presenter David Dickinson is asking residents to dust off their unwanted antiques as he visits Rickmansworth to film an episode of his popular daytime show.
Dickinson's Real Deal will come to Watersmeet Theatre, in High Street, on Saturday, April 23.
David and his team of dealers will be searching for more 'bobby dazzlers' brought in by members of the public.
A PUBLIC debate on the alternative vote (AV) referendum will be held in Northwood on Wednesday (13).
The event will discuss whether AV should replace the current First Past The Post (FPTP) system to elect MPs into the House of Commons.
Speakers both for and against AV will attend the meeting, which will be held at Northwood Methodist Church in Oaklands Gate at 8pm. For more information call 01923 840 633.
ENTRY is now open for two hugely-popular annual events organised to raise cash for a hospice in Northwood.
Michael Sobell House hospice (MSH), based at Mount Vernon Hospital, is inviting keen
cyclists to register for On Yer Bike For Care, on Sunday, May 15.
Participants can choose from a 12-mile, 24-mile or gruelling 40-mile ride, snaking through beautiful countryside with stunning scenic views.
SEARCH for a bargain and help raise cash for charity at a monthly market coming Rickmansworth next Saturday (16).
The Little Fox Market, which officially launched in March, will feature local stallholders selling organic and responsibly-sourced food and drink, fashionable clothing and footwear, jewellery, gifts and photography.
This month's event will also include a barbecue, Easter themed fun and crafts for children and a seated massage area.
HOMEOWNERS trying to create their perfect property can take advantage of free advice next Thursday evening (14).
Four Rickmansworth-based entrepreneurial companies are teaming up for the Move and Improve event, at Batchworth Park Golf Club, in London Road.
They will provide expert guidance on finding a dream home, securing finance and building options, plus ideas for interiors and gardens.
The event begins at 6.30pm. Spaces are limited so advance booking is essential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01923 896550 for more information.
A SCHOOL in Croxley Green is the first in Three Rivers to achieve academy status.
Rickmansworth School, in Scots Hill, officially became an academy on Friday (1), meaning the school is now free from local authority control but will remain state-funded and may receive additional support from private sponsors.
The school is one of four schools in Hertfordshire to convert last week. It must now manage its own budget and purchase services which otherwise would have been paid for via Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), the local education authority.
RESIDENTS and parents are celebrating after a new zebra crossing was approved on a notorious accident blackspot road in Northwood.
Work to install the pedestrian crossing in Rickmansworth Road, close to the junction with Maxwell Road, began last Tuesday (March 29), after Hillingdon Council responded to concerns from residents, parents and police.
In the past seven years there have been more than 12 crashes on the busy stretch, which has a very high volume of traffic, including three bus routes.