Daily News Roundup – 22 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Prospect Hospice target for Savernake centre smashed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
A joint fundraising appeal between Prospect Hospice and the Gazette to build an outpatient centre at Savernake Hospital has smashed its £75,000 target.

Demelza cuts short respite care for youngsters due to diarrhoea and vomiting virus

Kent Online
Demelza Hospice Care for Children has been re-opened to users as normal this week, after having to reduce services due to a diarrhoea and vomiting virus.

Onside offers help in choosing care and end of life arrangements

Worcester News
Onside Advocacy, a Worcester-based charity providing practical and proactive support to ensure disadvantaged people are treated fairly, is now offering an Advance Care Planning service.

Get ahead and plan your end of life care before it’s too late

“What we need to talk about is why communities and individuals do not plan for the inevitable,” writes Jonathon Carr-Brown, digital health consultant and the former managing director of NHS Choices.

Charity set to increase dementia nurse numbers to help tackle shortage

Nursing Times [registration required]
Dementia UK has announced plans to increase the number of its dementia nurses by 50%, as it calls for the shortage in these specialist roles to be addressed urgently.

Cancer is not a merciful killer – the research billions are well spent

The Guardian – Science blog
“Contrary to Dr Richard Smith’s piece in the BMJ last month, the psychological effects of cancer and the toll of chemotherapy make it a far from ideal way to die.”

CRUK debuts contactless giving through shop windows

Civil Society
Cancer Research UK has announced a collaboration with outdoor media owner Clear Channel to bring contactless giving to four Cancer Research UK shop windows in the UK.

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

NHPCO launches new consulting service

ehospice USA
As the oldest and largest organization leading the way in hospice and palliative care in the US, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is proud to announce a new consulting service called NHPCO Edge.

When work and caregiving collide: how employers can support their employees who are caregivers

ehospice Canada
Many Canadians are juggling the demands of full or part-time employment with the need to provide regular informal care to family and friends. 

Have you read the latest articles from the UK edition of ehospice?

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