World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 16 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Galway Hospice is ‘solution to hospital overcrowding’ says Walsh

Ireland – Galway Advertiser

Fine Gael TD warns Government must ‘stop dragging its feet’ on supporting hospice.

Music therapy provides comfort for patients

US – WHOTV

Music can provide comfort to patients at a time they may need it most. It’s one of a few therapies that can help people when they enter end of life care, and five sisters started an event to help provide the service.

£3m boost for Newport hospice inpatient unit plan

UK – South Wales Argus

A plan by St David’s Hospice Care for a 15 bed inpatient unit in Newport has received a £3 million funding boost.

Ageing population creates new job opportunities

Canada – Toronto Sun

A retirement communities management program offered by Seneca College attracts students from a variety of backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: a compassion for the elderly.

Early use of palliative care in cancer improves patients’ lives, outcomes for caregivers

US – Science Daily

A new randomized clinical trial by Dartmouth investigators Kathleen Lyons, ScD, Tor Tosteson, ScD, Zhigang Li, PhD, and collaborators has noted significant improvement in several measures among those who began palliative care early.

National Council for Palliative Care announces new Chair of Trustees

ehospice UK

Baroness Ilora Finlay, an internationally renowned expert in palliative medicine and an independent cross-bench member of the House of Lords, has been appointed Chair of Trustees at The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) in the UK.

Auditor General’s palliative care report – PCV made the right call

ehospice Australia

This week’s Auditor General’s report on Palliative Care in Victoria is a valuable independent assessment of palliative care service provision across the state, according to the peak body for the sector.

Aussies sought for Alzheimer’s-related clinical trial

ehospice Australia

Four Australian sites are taking part – along with centres in North America and Europe – in a global clinical research trial to identify the genetic risk factors of developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

Government of Canada supports seniors’ health and wellbeing

ehospice Canada

Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Member of Parliament for Regina-Lumsden- Lake Centre, Tom Lukiwski, were pleased to host a roundtable on healthy ageing.

Volunteer Q&A with Torrey DeVitto

ehospice USA

Actress Torrey DeVitto is familiar to fans of ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’, and ‘Army Wives’. She is also is a hospice volunteer and serves as NHPCO’s Hospice Ambassador and is helping raise awareness of the importance of hospice volunteering.