World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 15 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

New multi-million dollar hospice coming

Barbados Today

A new multi-million dollar hospice and palliative care facility is to be constructed here to provide “a pain-free, peaceful, dignified transition” for the sick and terminally ill.

Is it time to help the hospices?

UK – BBC News

Despite playing a crucial role, the hospice movement remains very much a charitable enterprise. Hospices care for 120,000 people a year – treble that if you count the family members they support.

Expert pushes MP for palliative care service

Australia – Daily Liberal

Retired physician and end-of-life care campaigner Dr Yvonne McMaster met with Parkes MP Mark Coulton this week as part of her campaign to boost palliative care services in Dubbo.

Community Hospice presents proposed plan to politicians

Canada – Bay Today

Chris Winrow and Lachlan McLachlan of the North Bay and Area Community Hospice presented their vision for a residential hospice on the ground floor of the North Bay Regional Health Centre to City Council on Monday night.

Psychosocial training in CPC in Prague, just the beginning

ehospice International Children’s

Last month a group of 12 health care professionals from the Czech Republic received training in the psychosocial aspects of children’s palliative care and look forward to the further development of their knowledge and skills.

New resource for journalists reporting on palliative care issues

ehospice Africa

New Media factsheets help ensure Ugandan journalists accurately collect and disseminate issues of palliative care as a human rights issue.

Respecting the needs and wants of the elderly and the frail

ehospice Canada

Duncan Sinclair, a respected individual in the medical health network, opens up about his personal experience with end-of-life care.

LauraLynn – one family’s double heartbreak that changed the face of care for terminally ill children in Ireland

ehospice Ireland

Sixteen years on from the death of her two children, Laura and Lynn, Jane McKenna says the pain she feels at the loss is as acute as ever.

‘Dying doesn’t work 9 to 5’: Sue Ryder campaign petition handed to government

ehospice UK

Campaign ambassador Stephen Lock and Sue Ryder staff handed the ‘Dying doesn’t work 9 to 5’ campaign petition in at 10 Downing Street at the beginning of July.