World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 24 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Access to palliative care remains low despite increasing need

Uganda – NTV

According to the Ministry of Health, about 300,000 Ugandans who are battling life threatening illnesses are in need of a treatment regimen known as palliative care.

The Assisted Dying Bill brings danger not comfort

UK – Huffington Post

The majority of doctors do not believe that assisting the suicides of patients is a proper part of clinical practice, writes NCPC chair elect, Baroness Ilora Finlay.

Social model hospice homes may revolutionize end of life care in the US

US – Huffington Post

The number of social model hospices in this country is currently small but growing at a steady pace as communities grapple with the question of how best to provide care for their dying members.

Our dad’s story: The personal side of palliative care

Australia – ABC

With their father’s time dwindling, Chris and his brother Andrew met a group of people that would have a lasting impact on their life – the palliative care team at Mount Gambier Hospital.

Otago Hospice hub gains community support

New Zealand – Timaru Herald

The Otago Community Hospice North Otago hub has secured $151,000 towards a new building. The funds have been come from various community groups and events held over the last year.

Willowbrook Hospice £1m extension in pictures after official launch

UK – Liverpool Echo

Willowbrook Hospice in Prescot has unveiled its £1.2m extension. The renovation includes two new bedrooms, a cafe, lounge, garden and drug room at the home for people with chronic conditions in St Helens and Knowsley.

Rocky man had honour of being first patient in Cancer Centre

Australia – The Morning Bulletin

Rockhampton Hospital’s new Cancer Centre is up and running this week, with the first patients taking advantage of new cancer and palliative care services.

Palliative care from a social worker’s perspective

ehospice Canada

Children and the senior population are specialty populations because there are unique considerations with aspects of their medical care, especially within the framework of palliative and hospice care.

Stylish silage as farmers go pink for Irish Cancer Society

ehospice Ireland

Pink bales of hay have been popping up on farms across Ireland this summer as farmers show their support for the Irish Cancer Society.

Meet Nora Kewana: Home Based Carer at Helderberg Hospice

ehospice South Africa

Today we chat to Nora Kelwana about her job, what she does and how she copes with the day to day activities of being a home based carer in the Helderberg community.

Hospice therapy dog: A real “hero”

ehospice USA

First graders in Elisa LaSota’s class at the Horace Mann Laboratory School in Salem, Massachusetts honoured Care Dimensions therapy dog, Patrick.

Hospice helps patient with motor neurone disease enjoy life again

ehospice UK

As part of MND Awarenesses Month, Peter Walsh explains how Peace Hospice Care helped him enjoy life again after he plummeted into months of dark despair following his motor neurone disease diagnosis in December 2014.

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