World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 8 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

First responders given access to W.Va. end of life registry

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.

Exploring the barriers to palliative and end of life care for BAME groups in Scotland

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.

Flinders move could “compromise” care for the dying

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.

Hospice for homeless welcomes first residents


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.

Children’s hospice reopens after imaginative £4m revamp

UK – Swindon Advertiser

Naomi House children’s hospice has reopened after a 19-month refurbishment costing £4 million, which staff and families have welcomed.

Cobourg residents want palliative care, dialysis services to stay at hospital

Canada – Northumberland News

Residents have stated clearly they do not want to lose services in any cost-savings plan for Northumberland Hills Hospital.

Ambitions for end of life care outlined in new framework

ehospice UK

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.

HSE and Department of Health look at possibility of cross border care for children with life limiting conditions

ehospice Ireland

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.

Time to spring clean – Donate your fashion for a good cause!

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.