For the third year running, this May a group of 12 nursing students from Salve Regina University, Rhode Island, spent time at Foyle Hospice, learning about palliative care and the work of the hospice.
At the back St Wilfrid’s Hospice’s new store is an interactive space, known as Rotate-Create, offering an array of creative workshops and arts and crafts activities.
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Following a routine unannounced inspection by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, inspectors said that the hospice is providing “a very high standard of care, treatment and support to patients and relatives”.
The ward was relocated temporarily while essential work was carried out as part of the redevelopment of the hospital.
Terminally ill patients should be provided with the professional equivalent of midwives to help ease the pain and suffering and if necessary shorten the end of their lives, said Prof John Ashton, president of the Faculty of Public Health.
The council-run care system for the elderly and adults with disabilities is becoming “unsustainable”, social services chiefs are warning.
Dementia patients are being “cut adrift” after diagnosis, Alzheimer’s Society has warned, with one patient claiming they received no more support than if they had been suffering tonsillitis.
The number of charity shops on the high street grew 34% between 2004 and 2012, making charity retail one of the fastest growing sectors.