US – Herald Mail Media
The West Virginia Center for End of Life Care has given first responders in the state access to its online registry, allowing emergency services workers to see if patients have advance directives before they are admitted to a hospital.
UK – Marie Curie blog
Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) are underrepresented among those using palliative care services in Scotland according to our new report.
Australia – In Daily
The State Government’s planned replacement for the Daw House hospice would compromise care for the terminally ill, one of Australia’s most eminent palliative care experts says.
US – KSL
Time is precious for those nearing death, especially if they’re living on the streets. The INN Between had to clear a number of obstacles this summer before the homeless hospice was ready to serve the desperately ill.
UK – Swindon Advertiser
Naomi House children’s hospice has reopened after a 19-month refurbishment costing £4 million, which staff and families have welcomed.
Canada – Northumberland News
Residents have stated clearly they do not want to lose services in any cost-savings plan for Northumberland Hills Hospital.
A new national framework for action, published today, champions local leadership as a key factor in improving palliative and end of life care over the next five years.
The possibility of cross border hospice care for children with life limiting and terminal conditions is being explored by the Department of Health and HSE.
ehospice South Africa
With World Hospice Palliative Care Day taking place globally on Saturday 10 October, the world comes together and speaks out in support of those giving and receiving palliative care. The theme this year is Hidden Lives, Hidden Patients – Compassion & Care for All.