Daily News Roundup – 10 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

“Very high” standards of care found at Scots hospice – but some improvements needed

deadline news
Marie Curie’s Glasgow hospice provides a very high standard of care to patients and families, finds Healthcare Improvement Scotland following an unannounced inspection.

North Anston: X Factor winner Ben Haenow and contestants pay surprise visit to Bluebell Wood

Gainsborought Standard
Children and families at Bluebell Wood, in North Anston, enjoyed the visit from the X-Factor stars last week.

French MPs to debate ‘deep sleep’ bill easing end for patients near death

The Guardian
Legislation would give patients ‘with hours or days to live’ more control over their treatment but opponents say it amounts to euthanasia.

LGBT older people with dementia should not be forced back into the closet

The Guardian
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.

Exclusive: HCAs to be offered faster nursing degree courses

Nursing Times [registration needed]
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.

Thriving with Thalassemia Major – Taabish’s story

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.

Japan’s 1st community-supported hospice for children to open in Osaka

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.

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