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Michael Sobell Hospice

Michael Sobell Hospice, based at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, provide specialist palliative care for patients facing life-limtiing illness, including a 16-bedded In-Patient Unit, Day Centre, Patient & Family Support Service and Bereavement Team.

 

Address:
Michael Sobell Hospice, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2RN
Umbrella org:
Hospices
Telephone:
0203 826 2373
Disabled access:
Yes
Sector:
Public

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