Daily news roundup – 14 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Fire-ravaged hospice hits £1 million target

The Argus
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.

Outstanding rating for Berkhamsted’s Hospice of St Francis

Hemel Today
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.

Sponsor a room and help a hospice patient such as Andrew

Charity Times
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.

Trump becomes charity ambassador

Sporting Life
Snooker star Judd Trump has become an ambassador for Bristol-based charity Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home.

Innovative end of life transport service shortlisted for national award

Ambulance Today
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.

Palliative care declarations: mapping a new form of intervention

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.

Our information wins at the 2016 British Medical Association Awards

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.

The future intensivist

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.