Daily News Roundup – 14 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

NHS ‘backtracking’ on ward nurse numbers introduced after Mid Staffs

The Guardian
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 makes dementia a priority

Rotherham Advertiser
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.

The Hospice of St Francis holds first ever Go Purple Day in Kings Langley

Watford Observer
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.

MP shows his support for St Teresa’s Hospice

Northern Echo
Richmond MP Rishi Sunak pledged his support for Hospice Care Week during a visit to a Darlington hospice which serves his constituency.

New £2.4 million cancer centre at Hinchingbrooke will make a ‘huge contribution’ to patients

Cambridge News
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.

‘We soothe souls.’ How end of life care can make a difference

The Guardian
The UK has topped the 2015 rankings for end of life care. A nurse describes this special job.

From across ehospice editions:

New fact sheet emphasises children’s human right to palliative care

Surviving grief

Positive progress post first paediatric palliative care meeting in Portugal

Much joy to be found on life’s bumpy road

Love in the air at Thigio Hospice