Daily News Roundup – 14 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Woman’s Hour

BBC Radio 4

Yesterday’s Women’s Hour featured a section on Cicely Saunders. There was and extract from a 1975 interview with Dr Saunders and live interviews with Jenny Taylor, who worked at St Christopher’s Hospice when Dr Saunders was a patient, and Katherine Sleeman, a lecturer at the Cicely Saunders Institute.

Offering up safe pair of hands

This is Wiltshire

As a growing number of patients require palliative or end of life care, volunteer nurses are becoming crucial and increasingly sought-out members of the Prospect Hospice team.

Huge £6.5m plan will transform St Andrew’s Hospice care facility in Grimsby

Grimsby Telegraph

A £6.5 million investment in St Andrew’s Hospice will transform the area’s only round-the-clock care facility for thousands of patients across northern Lincolnshire.

Council agree Hospice purchase of Oak House

On the Wight

Care for Isle of Wight patients with a life-limiting illness is set to be improved after Earl Mountbatten Hospice was given the go-ahead to buy a substantial building on its Newport site.

Review of home care visits for the elderly finds ‘no proven benefit’

Health Canal

In what’s thought to be the biggest review of academic literature into whether home care visits provide benefits for the elderly, researchers conclude there is ‘no consistent evidence’ to show they lead to the elderly living longer or having more independent lives than those without any visits.

Rise in older people in UK living with HIV

Nursing Times

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is becoming increasingly prevalent among older people in the UK.

‘Early access’ drugs scheme launched for severely ill

BBC News

Severely ill patients and those with rare debilitating conditions could be given new medicines years before they are licensed, under new regulations.

Free three day course for nurses in North Central and East London

ehospice international children’s edition

HE NCEL (Health Education North Central and East London) are sponsoring a free three-day course in paediatric palliative care for nurses in the area.

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