Daily News Roundup – 19 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Sheffield hospice searches for project volunteers

The Star
St Luke’s Hospice is looking for individuals to take part in a new pilot volunteer project as it strengthens its support for patients in the community.

Girl makes 170m ‘monster’ loom band to raise money for her granddad’s hospice

Liverpool Echo
Eight-year-old Rebekah Handley has made loom bands long enough to go round the Marie Curie Hospice, Woolton, in memory of her Grandfather Frank Yates.

Children’s Hospice in Fremington celebrates opening of new soft play area

North Devon Journal
A refurbushed soft play area at the Children’s Hospice South West in Fremington is providing life-limited children with an “amazing” and unique space to have fun.

Respected East Lancs surgeon Monoranjan Duari dies – aged 84

Lancashire Telegraph
Monoranjan Duari, respected hospital consultant and long-serving trustee of Pendleside Hospice, has died age 84.

Gloucestershire NHS committed to improving end of life care

Gazette
A new way of sharing information has been introduced to Gloucestershire by the NHS to help ensure people get the best clinical care at the end of their lives.

Assisted dying bill held up in the House of Lords

The Guardian
The assisted dying bill is unlikely to pass through parliament before May’s general election, after a debate in the Lords last week only managed to address a handful of over 150 amendments to be discussed.

Alzheimer’s and my mum: No more rages or scenes – finally, I like her

The Guardian
Dementia doesn’t always lead to a breakdown in relationships. Sarah Foden has developed a closer bond with her mother since the diagnosis.

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

Education is key to changing and improving practice: the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium

ehospice International
Pam Malloy, director and co-investigator of the ELNEC Project, based at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC, writes for ehospice about how nursing education has changed and improved palliative care practice throughout the world.

Pallium Canada and the Ontario Auditor General’s 2014 Annual Report

ehospice Canada
Pallium Canada has responded to the findings of the Ontario Auditor General’s Annual Report, which highlights the lack of timely and equitable access to cost-effective palliative services in certain areas, the limited information on system demand and capacity, and the variation in education and training among physicians and nurses providing palliative care.

Exciting new children’s pain clinic for Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis

ehospice International children’s edition
The Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota have opened an amazing new pain clinic for children. Unlike similar medical facilities, it could easily be mistaken for a spa or playroom.

Have you read the latest articles from the UK edition of ehospice?