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.
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.
US – KKCO 11 News
Medical professionals are receiving expert training on specialized medical care, for those suffering from a serious illness.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.