World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 26 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Why businesses should back Britain’s hospices

UK – Daily Telegraph

The hospice movement is a great unsung British success story and the corporate sector has played a leading role in contributing to that success, writes business secretary Sajid Javid.

Nelson’s House for Hospice opens its doors

New Zealand – Stuff

After 20 weeks of hard work, a team of building contractors and suppliers from across Nelson have completed the House for Hospice in Marsden Park.

How to improve palliative care in England

UK – Cross Rhythms

Heather Bellamy spoke with Professor Rob George about the current failings in palliative care in England and his ideas for creating excellent palliative care for everyone.

Online businesses aim to help death planning

US – Orlando Sentinel

To cater to those in mourning, some companies offer a means to plan for and deal with death online, without the deceased’s loved one actually leaving the home.

Former English rugby rose becomes Cranford Hospice chief executive

New Zealand – Stuff

A game of rugby and a bucket of shellfish in 1994 left a lasting impression on former England women’s rugby player Janice Byford-Jones. This month the experienced nurse and former England prop became the chief executive of Cranford Hospice in Hastings.

Number of children dying from cancer in UK is falling, says charity

UK – ITV News

The number of children dying from cancer in the UK each year is falling, according to new figures from Cancer Research UK.

New journey begins at hospice

US – Oskaloosa Herald

The Serenity House is a blessing for patients and families in need of the special end of life care provided there, and it continues to benefit from the community’s support of their hospice mission.

Charities bemoan ‘missed chance’ to fund end of life care improvements in spending review

ehospice UK

The Coalition of End of Life Charities – which includes Hospice UK, Marie Curie, Sue Ryder and the National Council for Palliative Care – has criticised the chancellor for failing to commit to fully funding improvements in end of life care.

Quebec to invest more money to improve palliative care

ehospice Canada

Quebec is investing an additional $10 million a year to improve palliative care. One measure that will kick in next April will see the families of caregivers receive $1,000 to help look after their loved ones.

How to remain hopeful at the end of your life

ehospice USA

People approach the loss of a life in different ways. Many never consider that they can choose an attitude toward dying.

What’s it like to be a student nurse at a hospice?

ehospice UK

Sarah Botting, a first-year student nurse, shares her experience of being on placement at St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley.

#LiveCompassion: When creativity meets compassion

ehospice South Africa

I have always been one to try something different or unique, something out of the ordinary, something that grabs people’s attention, writes Candice Weideman.

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