Daily News Roundup – 16 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice help line needs more staff

A new phone line at St Luke’s Hospice in Basildon, which is taking the weight off overstretched A&E departments, is proving so successful the service is having to recruit more staff.

We can’t do it without you – the impact of volunteers on UK hospices

EAPC blog
Dr Ros Scott, voluntary sector consultant and honorary research fellow, University of Dundee, reflects on the impact of hospice volunteers.

Christopher Biggins announced as celebrity ambassador for Haven House children’s hospice

Wanstead & Woodford Green Guardian
Haven House Children’s Hospice in Woodford Green has announced that Christopher Biggins is to be its new celebrity ambassador.

Conference told that downbanding staff is ‘scourge’ of health service

Nursing Times
Union members have voted to investigate the practice of downbanding nurses and other health service workers by trusts looking to make financial savings.

From across ehospice editions:

Auditor General’s palliative care report – PCV made the right call

Aussies sought for Alzheimer’s-related clinical trial

Government of Canada supports seniors’ health and well-being

Volunteer Q&A with Torrey DeVitto

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