Life to the full
The launch of new Demos research looks at the support that exists across the UK for children and young people with the most complex conditions and the most intensive needs for care and medical treatment.
Two thirds of palliative care patients are not on GP lists
Two thirds of people with end of life care needs in Wales are not on a GP palliative care register – reducing the chances of them getting comprehensive co-ordinated palliative care, the Welsh Government has said.
East Kent NHS trust upgraded but inspectors urge action
Inspectors remain concerned about A&E and end of life care at an NHS hospital trust previously rated inadequate.
‘Fake charity collector’ asking for cash in name of Hartlepool hospice
Hartlepool hospice bosses say a bogus collector has been going door-to-door in the town and collecting cash in the organisation’s name.
How much would you pay to live an extra year?
Medical science continues to push at the boundaries of life and death with new drugs and technologies that can extend life or improve health. But these advances come at a cost.
Funerals are weird
Mum’s funeral was last Friday. We chose to have a small service at the crematorium in the morning followed by a larger thanksgiving service at the church in the afternoon.
From across ehospice editions:
Clinic-in-a-Box – a milestone in palliative care nursing in Indonesia
First seven graduates in paediatric palliative care for Uganda
624 ‘Penguins’ set new Guinness World Record for Richard House
A sick newborn, a loving family and a litany of wrenching choices
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