UK – Lancashire Evening Post
Funding for hospices is ‘fragile, unfair and unsustainable’, according to new findings: A survey from Hospice UK and Together For Short Lives reveals that over two thirds of adult hospices surveyed had their statutory funding frozen or cut in 2014/15.
Barbados – Loop News
General Practitioner Dr Natalie Greaves, says there is a need for more people to be trained in this area since many persons who are terminally ill choose a preferred place to die, and this she believes should be granted.
UK – Nursing Times
Debbie Chester is about to embark on a new career as a district nurse at the age of 40, after being inspired to join the profession by the end of life care given to a close relative.
Canada – CBC
Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the federal government is not trying to bias the outcome of an expert panel tasked with recommending how to move forward now that the Supreme Court of Canada overturned a ban on doctor assisted dying.
A new series that discusses how we can improve end of life experiences and care needs for people in minority communities. Dr Kathryn Almack draws upon some of the findings from her research study.
The independent taskforce set up by NHS England to develop a strategy for cancer services has published its report, which includes significant recommendations for end of life care.
Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has taken up the mantle to lead the fight against cancer on the African continent under the auspices of the Forum of African First Ladies and Spouses against Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer (SCCA).