Daily news roundup – 14 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Five ways that palliative care improves the quality of life for terminally ill patients

Sixty and Me
Video interview with Claire Henry, chief executive of the National Council for Palliative Care.

In pictures: behind the scenes at Watford’s Peace Hospice Care headquarters

Watford Observer
As part of the Watford Observer’s partnership with Peace Hospice Care, the paper is showing readers inside the hospice’s headquarters with a picture tour.

Jospice to axe staff as bosses blame the living wage

Southport Visiter
St Joseph’s Hospice, also known as Jospice, is restructuring its retail team, due to “ever-increasing costs” and the introduction of the national living wage.

Nearly 80 care homes praised for cutting crisis admissions and deaths in hospital

carehome.co.uk
Seventy-seven care homes across England have been honoured for the ‘gold standard’ level of care they give dying residents, including efforts to reduce hospital deaths.

Trial of pioneering holistic research for cancer patients to be held in Coventry and Warwickshire

Coventry Telegraph
The first national trial of holistic rehabilitation for people living with cancer and beyond is being run in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Spend time on babies not bureaucracy

Together for Short Lives blog
“I am hearing frustrating stories of how the sector is being tied up in regulatory red tape which is wrestling resource away from supporting and caring for children and young people with life-shortening conditions,” writes Barbara Gelb.

The patient who taught me that being a doctor is a vocation, not just a job

The Guardian
“We must spend time with our patients and use our time together effectively,“ writes GP Adrian Hayter.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: New association formed to advance spiritual care

Children’s edition: New children’s palliative care handbook for doctors and nurses

South Africa edition: Running for Khanya hospice

USA edition: Cheered up by teenagers