Daily news roundup – 18 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

St Richard Hospice’s nursing recognised with award

Worcester News
The hospice’s inpatient unit team received a Worcester Mentor Award for the support and mentoring provided to University of Worcester’s student nurses and other health professionals, training as part of their learning placement.

Hartlepool nurse handed national award for work she does in end of life care

Hartlepool Mail
Sandra Blades has been handed a Bupa UK Clinical Excellence award for compassionate care.

Hospice announces plans to decant wards ahead of £9 million refurbishment

Motherwell Times
St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie is holding a public information evening ahead of a major refurbishment starting next year.

Philip Hammond visits site of new hospice

Charity Times
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices received a distinguished visitor last Friday, when the chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, paid a visit to the new hospice site in Woking.

Acorn Stairlifts make living at home possible for two Marie Curie Hospice patients

The Edinburgh Reporter
Acorn Stairlifts have installed two free stairlifts for patients supported by Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh.

Overnight bags help relatives at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital

Burton Mail
Relatives who have to make an unexpected stay overnight at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital will now be given a bag of essentials to help them through the experience of spending the last few hours with a loved one.

Palliative care is about more than dying

The Irish Times
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day “plays an important role in raising public awareness that palliative care is about enhancing quality of life.”

My patients taught me how to heal after losing my mother

The Guardian – Healthcare Network
“One thing I learned was that no amount of verbal consolation can lighten people’s suffering.”

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