UK – BBC News
Children’s palliative care in Wales needs more “strategic attention” by ministers and the NHS, a new report says.
US – The Morning Journal
Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland and HMC Hospice of Medina County have completed a merger that is designed to increase efficiency and provide more care options.
Canada – Clinton Newsrecord
Being in a central location to the residents it serves was key to the Huron Hospice Volunteer Service’s (HHVS) move to the Clinton Public Hospital.
Australia – Palliverse
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons recently released its expert advisory group Draft Report into discrimination, bullying and harassment in surgery. The results of the report are confronting even if they are unfortunately not altogether surprising.
UK – Stratford upon Avon Herald
The chief executive of Myton Hospice has hit back at criticism at its level of spending on senior staff, insisting people are getting value for money.
UK – The Guardian
I’ve been forced to pause my life before it’s barely begun. Facing the unknown is petrifying – but facing my friends is almost as hard, writes Kathleen Brady.
Research commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support suggests that 44% of people with terminal cancer have no practical support beyond friends and family.
Issues of physician and patient communication have long been of interest to hospice and palliative care professionals who often must broach the subject of goals of care and the implications.
Since launching its apprenticeship scheme in 2012, all four of St Elizabeth Hospice’s apprentices have become permanent members of staff.
Dublin’s hit music station, FM104, will be hosting the longest breakfast show in Ireland on Friday, September 18th. FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock presenters, Jim Jim and Nobby, will take to Dublin airwaves for the inaugural 18 hour stint.
ehospice South Africa
Staying sane and finding the balance between work and life is notoriously difficult, but we try anyway. And sometimes it’s just nice to sit back with a glass of wine and ‘let it all out’ in the company of other women who are rowing the same boat.