World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 3 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

University races in aid of Hospice Malta

Malta – Times of Malta

The fifth edition of the University Ring Road races, in aid of Hospice Malta, will be held in Tal-Qroqq on March 13, organisers said.

Botswana: Hospice Centres Essential

Botswana – All Africa News

Community home based care coordinator for Serowe district health management team, Ms Thapiso Chamme, has called for establishment of more hospice centres in the country.

Extending a Soothing Hand

India – The New Indian Express

The members of Mukkam Souhrida Vedi are collecting unused, but unexpired medicines under the venture ‘Relief for the poor’. These medicines are then distributed to the poor and needy.

From Horncastle to Ethiopia – an out of Africa experience for Bob

UK – Horncastle News

For the last few weeks, Bob Wayne has been absent from his endless list of committee meetings. Not that he’s been putting his feet up – far from it. Bob has been to Ethiopia.

Study: $3 Billion in Cancer Drugs Thrown Away

US – US News

Smaller packaging could cut spending on cancer drugs by $3 billion, according to a new report.

Dementia carer wellbeing programme – innovative and creative support for carers of people with dementia

ehospice UK

East Cheshire Hospice has been working with its local Alzheimer’s Society office to support people caring for a relative or friend with dementia.

Certified hospice/palliative nurse voted Missouri’s Rural Health Champion for 2015

ehospice USA

Gwynn Caruthers, RN, CHPN with Freeman Health System in Neosho, Missouri receives this state-wide honour.