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London North West Healthcare NHS Trust is responsible for providing NHS services in the Ealing, Brent and Harrow community areas (and Hounslow for SPCS).

This Specialist Palliative Care Service is free at the point of delivery and is funded by the National Health Service, under the auspices of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.

We are known overall as London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, but we are also a registered charity.  Meadow House Hospice is the specialist palliative care service delivering care to Ealing and Hounslow boroughs. We serve a population of 640 000, 60% of whom live in Ealing and 40% of whom are Hounslow residents.

Our aim is to help each patient to maximise the benefits of his or her treatment, to help patients and families to cope as well as possible with the effects of the disease and for the patient to be cared for and die in the place of his or her choice.

Specialist palliative care aims to:

  • Affirm life and to regard dying as a normal process
  • Provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
  • Integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care
  • Offer a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death
The Meadow House team at Ealing Half Marathon

The Meadow House team at Ealing Half Marathon

Offer a support system to help the family/carers cope during the patient’s illness and in their own bereavement. The Hospice has responded to the increasing demand for specialist palliative care by developing and expanding its services – for full information select Services.

Meadow House Hospice is the centre for the Ealing and Hounslow Specialist Palliative Care Service.  Established in 1987 by Maria Brennan MBE, the Service currently provides care and support to specialist palliative care patients and their families in the London Boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow.

The service is provided through:

  • two community nursing teams (10 whole time equivalent clinical nurse specialists)
  • a 15 bedded inpatient unit at Meadow House
  • links with the Specialist Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists at our two local hospitals (West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and Ealing Hospital NHS Trust)
  • Day Hospice (15 places, three days a week)
  • affiliated services such as the Lymphoedema Service and the Macmillan Bereavement Service.

The service receives a significant contribution to its work from a large and active group of dedicated Volunteers.  We are also very privileged to have the support of many local individuals and businesses whose kind and generous fundraising is invaluable support to our staff and patients.

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) defines specialist palliative care as: the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness.  Management of pain and other symptoms, alongside provision of psychological, social and spiritual support, is paramount.

Run Ealing Half Marathon for Meadow House Hospice, contact Lynne May directly for a place now at

Andrew Carter, 33, took part in the Ealing Half Marathon on Sunday 28th September 2014. He collapsed shortly before the end of the race following a cardiac arrest and passed away peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday 1st October 2014.

Run Ealing Half Marathon and raise funds for CRY

Andrew’s family said “Andrew loved his life in Ealing which had become his home over the last five years. He was a fit and healthy young man who typified all that is great in life. He loved all sports, especially running, swimming, and football.
We hope that Andrew’s zest for life and spirit of generosity will inspire those running in this year’s Ealing Half Marathon which will include friends, work colleagues, and family members namely his brother James, and cousin Marina.
Consequently the family wish to endorse wholehearted support for the registered charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), in order that testing can identify those at risk, and to support further research into cardiac conditions in young people who appear fit and healthy”.
Please also take a moment to read and learn more about Andrew in an announcement issued by his family at the time here.

The Tom Clabburn and Claire Prosser Memorial Fund was launched in December, 2014. It succeeds the Tom Clabburn Fund which was set-up in 2008 by Tom’s parents, Claire Prosser and Paul Clabburn, and his sister, Ellen. The fund supports the registered charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Tom Clabburn fund

Tom died on October 5, 2007, aged 14. He was one of the 12 young people aged 14-34 who die each week in the UK from an undiagnosed heart condition, according to CRY.

Tom’s mum, Claire, died from a heart condition on December 1, 2014. She was 54.

Claire believed passionately that young people should be able to attend free screenings that could identify undiagnosed heart conditions and she campaigned tirelessly to raise both funds and awareness for CRY.

While 80% of the young people who die have no prior symptoms, cardiac testing can identify those at risk in the vast majority of cases.

The primary aim of Tom and Claire’s Fund is therefore to raise money so that young people can benefit from free heart testing by CRY. Since 2008, more than £100,000 has been raised and around 1,100 young people have been tested.

Run Ealing Half Marathon and raise funds for CRY by signing up for the race now.

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Following the tragic death of Alice Gross from Hanwell last year, her family set up a fund in her memory, to celebrate the joy she found in music-making and to provide other young people with these opportunities.

Alice Gross’s mother Ros Hodgkiss said  ‘I am delighted that the Ealing Half-Marathon has linked up with Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund as one of their associated charities.  I am extremely grateful to all those who decide to run on behalf of Alice’s fund”.

Alice Gross Youth Music Memorial Fund contributes to Youth Music’s work, helping to support almost 400 music projects around the country providing life-changing music-making opportunities for children and young people in challenging circumstances. These circumstances include coping with disability, special educational needs, living in poverty, rural isolation or in care.

Every year, they provide more than 90,000 young people with the opportunity to make music, helping them to overcome the challenges they face in their lives. The music projects support young people to develop their creative and social skills, making positive contributions to their community and improving their wellbeing.

The ongoing research allows them to identify the best ways to engage young people and drive fresh thinking in music education. It also provide a growing online community for thousands of music education professionals.

Many young people still need their help. Join in the mission to give every child the chance to make music.

Run Ealing Half Marathon and raise funds for Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund by signing up for the race now.

You can get family and friends to sponsor you by downloading a sponsorship form or setting up a donation page such as JustGiving or selecting Youth Music as the charity of choice (all sponsorship will be attributed to Alice’s Youth Music Memorial fund accordingly).