Daily News Roundup – 2 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Nurse and rescue team get oxygen to patient trapped in Ombersley floodwaters

Droitwich Standard
A determined nurse from St Richard’s Hospice waded through dangerous thigh-high flood water to reach one of her patients who was stranded in his home with his oxygen supplies running low.

New courses focussing on end of life care launched by university, hospice and health trust

The Bolton News
The Bolton Palliative Education Alliance – the University of Bolton, Bolton Hospice and Bolton NHS Trust – has launched new courses focussing on end of life care.

St Margaret’s Hospice patient Camilla Wilson talks conflicting emotions

Western Gazette
Camilla Wilson, who is being cared for by St Margaret’s Hospice, talks about the contradictory emotions she is experiencing as her illness progresses.

Patients at Beaumond House more comfortable thanks to new mattresses and chairs

Newark Advertiser
New mattresses and chairs to make patients more comfortable have been donated to Beaumond House Community Hospice.

Hundreds back call to save hospice home care nurses from axe

The Stoke Sentinel
Almost 1,800 people have signed a petition calling for the jobs of Douglas Macmillan Hospice’s home care nurses to be saved.

Staffs cancer care sell-off suspended

Stoke Stoke Sentinel
A controversial move to sell-off £687 million of NHS cancer services in Staffordshire has been put on hold following the collapse of similar procurement of elderly care in Cambridgeshire after eight months because it was financially unsustainable.

BBC film on right-to-die man ‘not pro-euthanasia’

The Guardian
The makers of a BBC documentary chronicling the life of Simon Binner, who announced the date of his death on LinkedIn, have insisted the film is not pro-euthanasia.

From across ehospice editions:

Forever Love, Endless Care – a documentary about hospice home care in Taiwan

Psychoactive properties of opioids and the experience of pain

New film highlights the good living that can occur in lead-up to death

Creating #MoreMoments for African American families and caregivers

TALKing with children about tragic death

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