Daily News Roundup – 17 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice care on the radio

BBC Hereford & Worcester
Following the Radio 4 discussion last week on the scope of hospice care and how hospices can offer to support patient discharges, St Richard’s Hospice CEO Mark Jackson spoke on local BBC radio twice about the breadth of care offered by St Richard’s and other hospices. Listen again at:

MND sufferer’s family to raise £36,000 to pay for year’s care at Bury Hospice

Bury Times
A Motor Neurone Disease sufferer’s family say his illness will not be in vain if they can raise £36,000 to fund a bed at Bury Hospice.

Strathaven man backs charity so they can start up a musical therapy room

Daily Record
Ian Thomson as donated ukuleles, guitars, bongo drums, tambourines and kazoos to Kilbryde Hospice in South Lanarkshire.

Good communication is essential to successful integration of health and social care

The Guardian – social care network
Integration will only become a reality if staff, service users and the public are fully informed and engaged with the proposed reforms

There is nothing about hope that is false

ehospice International children’s edition
A new blog written by paediatric clinical care nurse Lanise Shortell looks at the role of hope in the lives of the families of children with life-limiting conditions and concludes that there is nothing about hope that is false.

The ‘H’ word

ehospice South Africa
Negative perceptions and attitudes towards hospice and palliative care exist, but these are starting to change because of the good work and advancements that have been made in this sector.

China’s plans for ketamine control a knockout blow for East Africa

ehospice International
“In emergency situations, ketamine is the anaesthetic of choice. It is safe, cheap and effective. But an upcoming UN vote could make it hard to come by.”

Do not resuscitate: China’s elites push for a better way to die

ehospice International
Discrepancies in China’s end of life care for its citizens have been publicly called into question by descendants of elite political families as they demand better ways to die.

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