Patients at St Michael’s Hospice in St Leonards, which was destroyed by fire last July, have finally started to move back into the building this week – as the £1 million fundraising target has also been reached.
Following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission, The Hospice of St Francis was rated Outstanding overall, Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive and well-led and Good for being safe.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice in Scunthorpe is launching a ‘Sponsor a patient room’ campaign to enable patients to have a more comfortable, homely stay during their last moments.
Snooker star Judd Trump has become an ambassador for Bristol-based charity Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home.
A dedicated transport service introduced by North East Ambulance Service to take dying patients to their preferred place to die has been shortlisted for a Health Service Journal award.
End of life studies blog
“When we started our study of palliative care declarations little did I know that this apparently small-scale desk-based study would unfold into an exciting expedition, offering opportunities far beyond its original scope,” writes Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas.
Marie Curie blog
Marie Curie’s publication ‘When someone dies: emotional and practical help at a difficult time’ won the ethical issues award at the British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards.
Intensive Care Society blog
“I didn’t train to be a palliative care doctor but that is what I spend most of my time doing,” writes Gary Masterson, president elect of the Intensive Care Society.