Staff working at the John Taylor Hospice, in Erdington, were given a laptop to take with them on home visits to record information. The scheme meant that clinical teams were able to work quickly and more efficiently.
Adults with disabilities in England are being deprived of basic care and support and are at risk of being forgotten in the wider reform of the social care system, campaigners say.
Patients should be confident that every nurse has the right attitude towards care, says Jan Quallington.
The Guardian – healthcare network
Greater patient involvement in the health service could lead to better quality care and more efficiency savings
With more and more people living with dementia, society needs to adopt a new set of values including acceptance, equal access, valuing people and allowing those with dementia to have a voice, delegates at Public Service Events’ Dementia – a National Crisis conference heard. Dr Theresa Baxter reports.
Massive divergence between indicative personal budgets and final allocations shows self-directed support is adding bureaucracy to social work practice, finds paper.
North Wales Weekly
Actor William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, has opened a £1.3 million hospice extension.
Clacton and Frinton Gazette
St Helena Hospice has announced the death of its longest serving resident. Charlie the cat had lived at the hospice since he arrived there in 1997, aged two.