Daily news roundup – 15 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Scarborough’s St Catherine’s Hospice ‘Outstanding’

Yorkshire Coast Radio

The Care Quality Commission found the quality of care provided by Saint Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough to be ‘outstanding’ following an inspection in April this year.

Care Quality Commission Praise John Taylor Hospice

Charity Today
Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission, who visited the hospice unannounced, found the hospice to be ‘good’ in all categories and highlighted the caring attitude of staff and volunteers.

Cairo nurse joins hospice team

The Star

A nurse from Egypt has visited St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield as part of a project organised by Global Cancer Care Egypt-UK, a charity launched to introduce palliative care to Egypt.

Prince William and Kate Middleton to visit Keech Hospice Care

Hertfordshire Mercury

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Keech Hospice Care on 24 August to tour the hospice, meet patients, volunteers and staff, and learn more about the charity.

Rossendale Hospice shop re-opens after car crash drama

Rossendale Free Press
A Rossendale Hospice charity shop has reopened more than a month after a car crashed through the window.

Glasgow bereavement services to get £1m funding for kids

Glasgow Evening Times
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Child Bereavement UK and Richmond’s Hope are to receive Lottery funding to increase grief counselling services for children, young people and their families.

Organ transplants: Hundreds helped by former cancer patients

BBC News
Hundreds of people in the UK have received an organ transplant from someone with a history of cancer, despite many believing you cannot donate if you have had the disease.

Joining up roles

Nursing in Practice
Graine Rapier, community matron, nurse practitioner and clinical commissioning group nurse for palliative and end of life care at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, writes about how her different roles complement each other. 

How Marie Curie drives innovation in the delivery of high-quality care

Marie Curie blog
“Through a focus on innovation we are constantly looking to improve those services and support the government’s vision to deliver high-quality end of life care,” writes Peter Gabbitas, director of caring services and partnerships.

Working together to support care at the end of life

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) blog
Dr Finella Craig, consultant in paediatric palliative medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital, writes about end of life care for children.