Marie Curie’s Glasgow hospice provides a very high standard of care to patients and families, finds Healthcare Improvement Scotland following an unannounced inspection.
Children and families at Bluebell Wood, in North Anston, enjoyed the visit from the X-Factor stars last week.
Legislation would give patients ‘with hours or days to live’ more control over their treatment but opponents say it amounts to euthanasia.
Estimates suggest there are 1.2 million older lesbian and gay people in the UK, yet they are an invisible population and rarely acknowledged by service providers and commissioners.
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A renewed focus on fast-track nurse degree training for healthcare assistants is to be introduced by Health Education England, following a major review of education and training due out this week.
ehospice International children’s edition
The latest Little Stars film looks at the value of palliative care for children with chronic conditions such as Taabish and his sister from Mumbai in India.
ehospice International children’s editon
Plans are going ahead to build the first community-supported hospice for children in Osaka, Japan with support from Uniqlo and The Nippon Foundation.