Daily News Roundup – 13 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Don’t come here to die

Henley Standard
Patients who are terminally ill will not be allowed to go to the new Townlands Hospital to die. The hospital’s new rapid access care unit will be able to refer patients to one of up to 14 NHS beds at the neighbouring care home but refuse those who require end of life care.

Hospice launches pioneering dementia service

Darlington & Stockton Times
Funding has been provided for a ground-breaking end of life service for dementia patients in North Yorkshire. Herriot Hospice Homecare says the £66,000 pilot project will support 150 people with dementia living in Hambleton and Richmondshire.

Is the UK really the best place in the world to die?

The Conversation
The UK has been given first place in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2015 Quality of Death Index, which ranks palliative care across the world. Yet based on experience, we know that many deaths in the UK have been poorly managed.

Couple praise hospice for “amazing care”

Droitwich Spa Advertiser
A Droitwich couple have praised the standard of care received at St Richard’s Hospice.

‘A Rennie hospice nurse gave me hope when I was at my lowest ebb’

Bucks Herald
A senior citizen who said she just wanted to die following chemotherapy for bowel cancer changed her mind after coming into contact with a Rennie Grove Hospice Care nurse.

Funerals: Five ways to save on the cost of dying

The Guardian
As the cost of a traditional funeral keeps rising, more people are looking for ways to save, from a backyard burial to state help and ‘tree headstones’

From across ehospice editions:

WHPCA partner celebrates new Palliative Medicine residency in Bangladesh

Stakeholders meet in Malawi to promote development of children’s palliative care

New medication list for GPs supporting people who wish to die at home

Hidden Lives, Hidden Talents show stuns audience