Daily news roundup – 2 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

“Heartbreaking” more life-limited children cannot access care – Acorns Children’s Hospice report

Worcester News
More needs to be done to support life-limited children missing out on vital care and support, says Acorns Children’s Hospice, as it launches its annual impact report.

Flashmob help launch new hospice fundraising campaign

Glasgow Evening Times
Dancing bricks and a feisty flashmob signalled the launch of a new fundraising campaign for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Children convince businessman dad to donate £2k to children’s hospice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series
A businessman has donated £2,000 to Haven House Children’s Hospice after his children convinced him to dig deep.

Submit your personal messages for the Daffodil Bus

Gainsborough Standard
To help raise £1,000 for Marie Curie people are being asked to submit personal messages to be printed on a double decker bus.

District nurse cuts ‘put frail at risk’, report suggests

BBC News
The district nursing service in England is at “breaking point” as unmanageable workloads have left patients at risk, a report from The King’s Fund suggests.

Respite care essential but funding is lacking

The Scotsman
“The need for short respite breaks from people with long-term conditions across Scotland has never been greater,” writes Mairi O’Keefe is Leuchie House’s CEO.

Ranking of palliative care development across Europe

EAPC blog
Carlos Centeno and Eduardo Garralda, members of the ATLANTES research programme of the Institute for Culture and Society (University of Navarra, Spain), presented the Ranking of Palliative Care Development at the 9th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care.

August 2016 palliative care review

Pallimed blog
Some August highlights from non-core hospice and palliative care journals focusing on palliative care and hospice topics, compiled by Christian Sinclair.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: World Bank and Global Fund commit $24 Billion to accelerate Universal Health Coverage in Africa

International edition: The Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Control meets in Mexico

International children’s edition: #CPCDialog tweetchat on end of life conversations with children and young people

International children’s edition: Lessons learned from providing children’s palliative care in India and Africa

South Africa edition: Lessons learned from providing palliative care within a hospital setting