Daily news roundup – 17 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Donation of £100k transforms Penarth hospice day unit

Penarth Times
Welsh government cabinet secretary for health, wellbeing and sport, Vaughan Gething, has officially opened the new outpatients and day therapy service at the Marie Curie hospice in Penarth.

Prince William and Princess Kate walk in Diana’s footsteps at children’s hospice

On Friday, the royal couple visited Francis House, a hospice in Manchester for children and young adults, which was officially opened by Princess Diana 25 years ago.

TV legend Angela Rippon chats to Harpenden hospice patient

The Herts Advertiser
Former news presenter Angela Rippon spent time with patients at The Hospice of St Francis before speaking at the hospice’s AGM about dementia, discussing her mother Edna’s diagnosis.

Ed Sheeran to perform only live gig of 2016 at EACH nook appeal fundraiser

East Anglian Daily Times
A pop sensation will take to the stage for his only live performance of the year to drive up donations for an East Anglian charity.

End of life care: showing our commitment

Liverpool Echo
Staff from Wirral University Teaching Hospital and partners from other organisations have been pledging their commitment to improving palliative and end of life care as part of a special awareness week.

Elderly put at risk by needless medication, study finds

The Telegraph
A third of elderly patients may be being prescribed unnecessary medication, putting them at needless risk of side-effects and costing the NHS millions, a study has shown.

My father died alone in hospital. Our campaign is restoring people’s dignity

The Guardian
Hundreds of hospitals have signed up to let relatives of people with dementia be by their bedside in their final days following an Observer article two years ago.

EAPC paediatric taskforce is reborn

EAPC blog
Start of a new series about children’s palliative care. Lizzie Chambers, joint-chair of the EAPC paediatric taskforce, and development director of Together for Short Lives sets the scene.

Hospice research reflections: #WhyWeDoResearch involving people

#WhyWeDoResearch campaign blog
“Patient and public involvement (PPI) is a key part of robust research,” writes Sarah Russell.

How meaningful discussions can improve end of life care

Deloitte UK blog
Dr Anni Mekhail recounts a patient story from her time as a resident doctor, and illustrates how having meaningful conversations with patients can help ease a very difficult time for the patient, their family and medical staff.

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