Daily News Roundup – 16 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Working together to improve the care of the dying

Care Talk
To be able to offer the best possible end of life care for everyone in the UK we need to address the things we can still do better. That is the responsibility of everyone directly or indirectly involved in end of life care, writes Marie Cooper.

Hospices can help the NHS make savings in end of life care

Public Sector Focus
How can our society ensure that people have more choice at the end of life over where they receive care and in a way that also saves the NHS money? National director for hospice care at Hospice UK Dr Ros Taylor MBE looks at the answers.

Everton ambassadors spread Christmas cheer in three Liverpool hospitals

Liverpool Echo
Everton ambassadors Graeme Sharp, Graham Stuart and Ian Snodin spread festive cheer across Merseyside on Monday. First stop was Woodlands Hospice in Aintree, where they chatted with patients and staff before handing out Everton mugs and books.

Upset as letter from hospice is delivered weeks after patient dies

Grimbsby Telegraph
Blunders over letter deliveries is causing upset to bereaved families, according to a senior manager at St Andrew’s Hospice.

Islington toy appeal for children’s hospice

Islington Gazette
Residents in Islington are being urged to buy specialist Christmas toys for children with life-limited or serious medical conditions.

Kingsdon man auctioning off massive chocolate bar for St Margaret’s Hospice

Western Gazette

A pillar of the Kingsdon community is auctioning off a bespoke orange and honeycomb chocolate bar and donating the proceeds to St Margaret’s Hospice.

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire broadcast on The Myton Hospices

Myton Hospices
On Sunday 13 December, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire conducted a radio broadcast from our Warwick Myton Hospice to discuss and capture what life is like at Myton, particularly over the festive period.

We round up some of the national media coverage surrounding the publication of NICE’s new guideline for end of life care:

From across ehospice editions:

Journal article – pain, palliative care and compassion in India

Critical role of spirituality in the patient experience

Shadow doctors

Coping with loss and grief over the festive season

Final push for ICPCN GlobalGiving campaign

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