World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 4 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Helping people to die at home

Australia – Daily Liberal

A community program which allows people to die at home has had positive results in western NSW, but more needs to be done, according to Push for Palliative spokesperson Dr Yvonne McMaster.

Painless access to narcotic drugs cheers palliative care community

Times of India

Five essential narcotic drugs will now be made available to registered medical institutions on a single licence issued by the state drug controller’s office, putting an end to a situation where opioids were inaccessible for pain management and palliative care for patients.

HopeWest is undergoing training for better palliative care

US – KKCO 11 News

Medical professionals are receiving expert training on specialized medical care, for those suffering from a serious illness.

Walking through grief program expanding to northern Tasmania

Australia – ABC

A program to help people after the loss of a loved-one using the simple act of a gentle walk is expanding its reach across Tasmania.

CareFirst hospice celebrates opening of new building

US – Star Gazette

CareFirst, formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, held a ribbon-cutting and open house Wednesday to introduce the public to its new administration building, in the former Frank Pierce Elementary School.

Ballynanty volunteers tackle death in powerful production

Ireland – Limerick Post

A powerful new play telling the story of a woman’s journey of living well with a serious illness will be staged this month.

The value of volunteers

ehospice Australia

The Manager of Palliative Care New South Wales’ Volunteer Support Services Program, Alex Huntir, has carried out an extensive investigation of palliative care volunteers throughout the state.

Ireland turns yellow for Hospice Sunflower Days June 5th & 6th!

ehospice Ireland

Ireland will be a sea of yellow as hundreds of volunteers turn out in force all over the country for Sunflower Days (June 5th & 6th), one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the hospice movement.

From mopping floors to a fully-fledged care worker

ehospice South Africa

What started out as a cleaning job at Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services has turned into a journey of growth and self-discovery for 47-year-old Lizzie Khoza.

Volunteering: It puts a smile on your face

ehospice UK

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week, Christine Gibbons talks about the importance of volunteers in the hospice sector, her own experiences volunteering as a trustee at St Ann’s Hospice in Manchester, and looks ahead to the potential challenges hospice trustees need to consider in the coming months and years.