NHS bosses have told hospitals they no longer have to ensure that one nurse is caring for no more than eight patients at a time, in order to help tackle a £2 billion black hole that has left 80% of hospitals facing deficits of up to £100m each.
Rotherham Hospice has agreed a partnership to make dementia a priority within end of life care. The charity is linking up with Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance to ensure patients needs are recognised.
All shades of purple from lilac to lavender and violet to mauve were on display in Kings Langley last Friday as people showed their support for The Hospice of St Francis’s first ever Go Purple Day.
Richmond MP Rishi Sunak pledged his support for Hospice Care Week during a visit to a Darlington hospice which serves his constituency.
A new cancer centre being built at Hinchingbrooke Hospital will make “a huge contribution to improving local treatment for cancer patients,” according to Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly.
The UK has topped the 2015 rankings for end of life care. A nurse describes this special job.
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