Daily News Roundup – 2 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Community palliative tool awarded funding

The Independent Nurse
A tool designed for use in community settings to assess the level of palliative care and pain relief needed for terminally ill cancer patients has been awarded £137,000 of funding by Marie Curie.

Basildon hospice’s new response service reduces hospital admissions

Brentwood Gazette
A new end of life care service launched by St Luke’s Hospice has handled 3,500 calls in its first four months and led to 82 fewer hospital admissions.

Blaenau Gwent hospice day centre set for official opening

South Wales Argus
The new day centre run by the Blaenau Gwent-based Hospice of the Valleys will be officially opened by health minister Mark Drakeford this month.

Charity stalwart and OBE Jenni Thomas receives another top honour

Bucks Free Press
Jenni Thomas, founder of the Child Bereavement Charity, now known as Child Bereavement UK, has received fresh recognition for her pioneering work in the field of child bereavement.

New dementia targets and staff unveiled by the Welsh Government

Health in Wales
A new £1 million to plan to recruit new primary care support workers to help people diagnosed with dementia has been unveiled as part of a new Welsh Government drive to tackle the disease.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes pays charity visit to Penarth hospice ahead of gruelling Marathon des Sables

Wales Online
Intrepid explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has paid a visit to the Marie Curie Hospice in Penarth ahead of taking part in the “toughest footrace on earth.”

From across ehospice editions:

Palliative care mentoring guide published by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

University of New South Wales centre leads research into dementia prevention

National Alliance for Caregiving launches “Caregiving Champions” program

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