Daily news roundup – 1 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

I want to die at home – hospitals don’t care as much

ITV News
As an audit found “unacceptable” variation in some aspects of end of life care in England, one terminally ill patient told ITV News that it is better for dying patients to be cared for at home or in hospices.

Scientists have identified 11 indicators of a ‘good death’

Motherboard
A group of medical researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have published a list of 11 things that define a ‘good death’.

New cloud-based clinical service aims to improve end of life care

Health Data Management
Hospitals in London are beginning to adopt a cloud-based clinical service that helps exchange information for end of life care.

Hospiscare and RD&E praised for good end of life care

The Exeter Daily
Tracey Bleakley, CEO of Hospice UK, has praised Exeter Hospiscare and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for their end of life care and the difference it makes to patients and their families.

Wrexham hospice £3m expansion plans backed by health minister

Daily Post
Health minister Mark Drakeford has backed £3m expansion plans for Nightingale House Hospice, during a visit to the North Wales hospice this week.

Hospice to display more than 1,000 artificial flowers inspired by Tower of London poppy display

Watford Observer
The Hospice of St Francis in south west Hertfordshire will display 1,500 handcrafted artificial flowers in a remembrance garden.

Father asks Apple head Tim Cook to unblock dead son’s iPhone

The Guardian
A grieving father in Italy has written to Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, to beg him to unblock his dead son’s iPhone so he can retrieve the photographs stored on it.