Daily News Roundup – 11 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Charity boss backs calls for hospices to help relieve pressure on hospitals

Malvern Gazette
St Richard’s Hospice chief executive Mark Jackson has backed calls for hospices to play a greater role in helping so-called bed blockers leave hospital while getting the care they need.

Woking and Sam Beare hospice plans approved at council meeting

Get Surrey
A multi-million pound Woking and Sam Beare hospice will be built in Goldsworth Park after councillors gave the project the green light.

Inspirational teenager Katie helps Ty Hafan raise £125,000 by sharing her story about life with a heart condition

Wales Online
Katie Palmer, 17, has Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and is a regular visitor to the Ty Hafan children’s hospice.

Respected Withybush consultant leaves post over ‘unsatisfactory’ situation

Western Telegraph
Dr Anne Barnes, a consultant at Withybush Hospital, says she has been forced to “terminate” her employment due to an “unsatisfactory” situation created by the health board – but she hopes the move will result in changes.

Research reveals experiences of disabled people with a terminal illness

Marie Curie blog
Only 22% of those surveyed by charity Disability Rights UK ranked end of life care services as “very good”.

NHS staff afraid to speak out, whistleblower report finds

BBC News
A review into the treatment of NHS whistleblowers has heard “shocking” stories about staff who raised concerns being ignored, bullied or intimidated.

Funding palliative care

ehospice Africa
As the global economic and health care funding dynamics evolve, there is great concern that that this may hurt many patients and programmes especially in the Low and Middle Income countries majority of which are in Africa.

Talking about palliative care pharmacy – interview with Ebtesam Ahmed

ehospice International
Ebtesam Ahmed, associate clinical professor at St John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, New York, speaks to ehospice about her profession and current work in the US and Egypt.

Are we making a difference?

ehospice Canada
“What does it mean to ‘make a difference’ when the patients we work with are dying?” asks music therapist Sarah Pearson.