Daily news roundup – 16 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Terminally ill patients ‘denied consistent standards of care’

The Scotsman
Terminally ill patients are being denied consistent standards of care despite attempts to improve treatment, new research has found.

First glimpse of new £1.2m hospice inpatient unit

North East Connected
St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington, has received the official handover of its new single storey, ten-bed suite for patients in South Durham and North Yorkshire.

Architect behind plans to build the EACH Treehouse in Ipswich reveals challenges faced ahead of ambitious project

East Anglian Daily Times
Working on such an important project like The Treehouse and bringing it to fruition presented a unique set of challenges for the team behind the blueprints.

Too many delay seeking dementia diagnosis, charity says

BBC News
More than half of those seeking a diagnosis for dementia have delayed going to their GP by at least a year, according to a survey carried out by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Palliative care for children should not be a bewildering lottery

The Guardian
“Commissioners should ensure that everyone, everywhere is offered the same level of care regardless of their age or complexity of diagnosis,” writes Clare Periton, chief executive of Helen & Douglas House.

Hospital at home increases the chances of dying at home

Evidently Cochrane
In this blog, palliative medicine doctor Anna Sutherland shares her thoughts on a Cochrane review on hospital at home.

Talking about the end of life: advice from our nurses

Marie Curie blog
As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Marie Curie Nurses give advice on having “the big conversation” around end of life wishes.

From across the ehospice editions:

International children’s edition: Empowering Bangladeshi palliative care nurses – a highlight during International Nurses Week 2016

Ireland edition: Bridging the gap between palliative care and neurology

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