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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is becoming increasingly prevalent among older people in the UK.
Severely ill patients and those with rare debilitating conditions could be given new medicines years before they are licensed, under new regulations.
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.