Australia – Daily Examiner
Despite more than two thirds of Australian dementia sufferers living at home and relying on support from family, friends and outreach health services, little is known about whether home-based dementia patients or their carers are sufficiently supported.
A lack of investment in palliative care services means many people are being “disempowered” at the point of death, according to a cancer specialist who is also a Senator.
UK – BBC News
The Scottish government has announced that it has doubled the money available in its New Medicines Fund.
Australia – ABC
15,000 Victorians receive palliative care in their own homes, subsidised according to their needs and the funding restraints of service providers. A majority of palliative care funding is spent at hospital – approximately 70 per cent.
Health Minister Philippos Patsalis visited the Friends hospice in Paphos on Thursday, meeting staff, volunteers and patients.
India – Deccan Herald
The Kurian Foundation, USA and Bangalore Baptist Hospital have joined hands to provide palliative care services to villages in Devanahalli taluk in Bengaluru Rural district.
US – KSL
Members of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, the Utah Legislature and others gathered Monday to participate in the blessing of Utah’s first volunteer homeless hospice as a sanctuary and refuge.
UK – Daily Telegraph
After a Frenchman’s colleagues donated 170 days paid leave to him while his son battled with cancer, Josephine Fairley asks if you would ever transfer your holiday to a workmate who needs it more than you.
Australia – Daily Telegraph
31 year old Penrith artist, Flutter Lyon, is the brains behind Reflected Legacy, a pilot program that will capture stories and people’s lives through ink-pressings at Liverpool Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit.
Millions of people in Britain are at risk of their end of life wishes not being met because of a failure to communicate properly about dying, death and bereavement, according to a new study released by the Dying Matters Coalition.
The TB Centre of Excellence is uniquely designed for children with state of the art lab equipment, X-ray and consultation rooms – decorated and furnished to foster a child-focused environment.
Irish primary school teachers, for the first time, can avail of a new online resource to help them support bereaved children in their class.
ehospice South Africa
Grabouw is a small town in the picturesque Elgin Valley famous for its apples and pears. But it is also a town with an HIV prevalence rate of 34% and one of the highest TB infection rates in the world.