Daily News Roundup – 22 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

From hospice to hospital: compassionate care for all

Health Service Journal

Hospitals can learn much from hospices about providing compassionate, person-centred care, writes Heather Richardson, national clinical lead at Help the Hospices.

Stafford GP leaders aim to revolutionise cancer and end of life care

Staffordshire Newsletter

Stafford’s healthcare leaders join forces with colleagues across the county to launch a revolutionary new approach to caring for cancer patients and those approaching the end of their life.

Conference to look at taking control of later life

Now Bath

A conference looking at issues facing older people in Bath and North East Somerset next month will include a talk about the importance of end of life care by Dr Ian Orpen, Chair of NHS Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group.

Lack of hospice beds leaves terminal patients out in the cold

Irish Times

Most Irish people would prefer to die at home rather than in hospital, but most aren’t given that choice.

Mother’s tribute to Beckton hospice for its care of her baby

Newham Recorder

As a recent survey reveals a lack of awareness about children’s hospices, a mother talks about how Richard House helped her when she needed it most.

NHS funding for mental health and palliative care innovations

Public Finance

Eight small firms have been awarded NHS funds to develop innovative products and services for people with mental illnesses and those approaching the end of their lives.

North bids to come up with cure for deadly health gap

Yorkshire Post

The North Health Equity project aims to find workable solutions to bridge the gap which in some parts of the North means rates of early death are more than double those in the South.

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