Daily News Roundup – 22 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice CQC inspections

Together for Short Lives blog
Recently Together for Short Lives and Hospice UK have been working in partnership with The Care Quality Commission (CQC) to deliver two CQC Inspector training events via webinars followed by two face-to-face sessions with inspectors.

Woking hospice charity to introduce ‘New Build’ project in Woking – and name new mascot

Get Surrey
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices launched their New Build Project in 2015. With existing hospice buildings in Woking and Weybridge growing old, the charity has secured a long-term loan facility from Woking Borough Council and building work has begun at a site in Denton Way.

Yorkshire children’s hospices thank readers as appeal gets off to ‘amazing’ start

Yorkshire Post
A new year-long appeal to support the valuable work of the three Yorkshire children’s hospices has got off to a flying start. Just two weeks after the drive was launched in the Yorkshire Post, generous readers have already donated more than £2,600.

Inspirational Slough women recognised in Sue Ryder Women of Achievement awards

Slough & South Bucks Express
The awards celebrate the accomplishments of women while raising money for the Duchess of Kent and Nettlebed hospices, Charles Clore Unit, and Newbury and Wokingham Day Hospice.

Boy losing his father to cancer: My parents never tried to hide Dad’s illness from me

Daily Express
Luke Waddon was 13 when his father died and his whole world imploded. Now 20, Luke is helping other children cope with losing a parent.

Letchworth charity stalwart retires from Garden House Hospice with legacy intact

The Comet
A charity stalwart who has inspired hundreds of people to run, walk, cycle, bake and knit in aid of Garden House Hospice has retired after 13 years of service.

Refurbished hospice ready to show off its new look

Berwick Advertiser
An open afternoon is being held at HospiceCare North Northumberland’s Hazel Marsden House in Berwick on Saturday 27 February, with everyone welcome to come along and see the newly refurbished premises.

Palliative care for people with intellectual disabilities: The EAPC White Paper in a nutshell

EAPC blog
Irene Tuffrey-Wijne explains the background to her  longer article published in the January/February 2016 issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care.

From across ehospice editions:

Study finds palliative care reduces duration of radiotherapy and length of hospital stay

Carers Canada

HPCA to launch its first ‘tweetchat’

NHPCO responds to WSJ article

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