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