World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 15 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice care for dying kids slowly starting to increase in northeastern Ontario

Canada – CBC News

A hospice in Sudbury has launched a pilot project to provide end of life care for teens — and eventually small children — in an effort to help families in the northeast trying to cope with dying children.

Japan’s first volunteer-run children’s hospice to open in Osaka

Japan – Asia One

The nation’s first hospice for children that is part of a local community rather than built next to a hospital is scheduled to open completion in Tsurumi Ward, Osaka, next spring, and for pediatric neurologist Shin Okazaki it will be a dream come true.

Palliative care in Tamil Nadu, India

India – End of Life Studies blog

The first time I heard the term ‘palliative care’ was in 2004, when I joined the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India as a palliative care chaplain, writes Rev Dr Hamilton Inbadas.

Lancaster hospice staff rise to their biggest challenge during flooding

UK – The Visitor

Lancaster’s hospice faced the most challenging night in its 30-year history after Storm Desmond hit the area. The Slyne Road hospice was plunged into darkness as the flooding aftermath left many nurses battling through the night to keep patients alive.

Families fear the future without support of Donna Louise Hospice

UK – Stoke Sentinel

The Donna Louise Hospice provides a lifeline for many children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. But that care is no longer available when those children reach the age of 19. Richard Ault spoke to families about their fears over what will happen next.

Hospice Kingston campaign gets boost

ehospice Canada

Hospice Kingston’s board of directors received a cheque for $100,000 to help build Kingston’s first residential hospice.

A chance to say thank you

ehospice USA

The opportunity to offer a personal, face-to-face thank you for a fundraising event created to support hospice can be a special opportunity for all involved.

Compton Hospice appoints new chief executive

ehospice UK

Claire Marshall has been appointed chief executive of Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton. She will take on the new role in March 2016, when Ron Middleton retires after 18 years as CEO.