A new approach to improve the way people are cared for in the last year of their lives is being developed at Kettering General Hospital.
Sanam Rafiq readily admits that the care of her six-year-old daughter had left her at “breaking point”. But the support which she has been given from a Yorkshire children’s hospice has helped transform her family’s lives.
When it comes to personal preferences, whether it concerns Starbucks or schools, these days most of us expect to be able to freely choose from a range of options which we can match with our individual needs and wishes. So why is choice about the care we receive at the end of life and where we will die the glaring exception?
A judge will consider whether a Royal Liverpool hospital patient with an incurable brain illness should be allowed to die. The Court of Protection in London heard the Huntington’s disease sufferer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was being fed via feeding tube.
More than 140 charity leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to reverse the decision to add an anti-advocacy clause into grant agreements.
Marie Curie blog
Last week, we shared a letter on our Facebook page from Dr Tim Rubidge in The Independent about the use of “battle” or “war” language when talking about people who have a terminal illness.
Schoolchildren have been spending an afternoon every week with terminally ill patients as part of a new pilot project launched at a hospice.
Two years ago, St John’s Hospice was in deficit by £500,000, but with the help of our Save Our Hospice campaign, it can now carry out its vital work in the community with a clean slate.
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