Daily News Roundup – 23 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

George Thomas Hospice Care’s chief executive retires after nearly 15 years

Wales Online
Mike Walsh takes over as chief executive of George Thomas Hospice Care as Margaret Pritchard retires after 15 years in post.

Hospice launches scheme for terminally ill to be cared for at home

Basingstoke Gazette
St Michael’s Hospice is introducing an innovative scheme which will allow terminally ill people to be cared for in their own homes.

Karate Sensei to fight 30 challengers for St Luke’s Hospice

Winsford Guardian
A Karate Sensei has vowed to take on 30 fighters in aid of St Luke’s Hospice after they nursed his mum in her final hours.

Building bridges: The surprising world of the EAPC World Congress

EAPC blog
Professor Sheila Payne, President of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), on how to make the most of attending the EAPC World Congress.

David Cameron announces dementia training for all NHS staff

The Guardian
Launching the next phase of the government’s ‘dementia challenge’, David Cameron has announced that all NHS staff – from hospital porters to surgeons – will be given training in understanding dementia.

Mexico set to develop more palliative care services for children

ehospice International children’s edition
Dr Rut Kiman, ICPCN representative for Latin America, reports on encouraging progress to develop children’s palliative care services in Mexico.

Access to palliative care is everyone’s right – Indian Medical Association, Kerala

ehospice International
The ‘Pain and Palliative Care’ cell of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Kerala branch, held its inaugural meeting for 2015 at the IMA headquarters in Trivandrum on 17 February 2015.

Tracking the hospice and palliative care blogosphere

ehospice International
This regular feature from ehospice tracks the thoughts and ideas of people from around the world writing about hospice, palliative care and related issues.