Daily News Roundup – 23 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice boss is buzzing ahead of half marathon attempt

The Press and Journal
The boss of Highland Hospice is targeting an unlikely world record – by running the Inverness Half Marathon dressed as a bee.

Sefton MP Bill Esterson praises work of staff at Woodland Hospice during visit

Liverpool Echo
Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson was given a tour of Woodlands Hospice by chief executive Rose Milnes.

End of life care must be improved in Shropshire’s hospitals, say MPs

Shropshire Star
Shropshire’s two main hospitals must do more to ensure end of life care is improved, an MP said today following the publication of a critical inspection report.

‘Death test’ could predict chance of dying within 30 days

The Telegraph
Researchers in Australia have designed a test to determine if elderly patients will die within 30 days of being admitted to hospital.

End of life care services are in limbo after phasing out of Liverpool Care Pathway, MPs hear

The BMJ [Subscription needed]
Experts have condemned the “tiny” amount of funding allocated to end of life services, telling MPs that it undermines the quality of care for this universal experience.

Marie Curie turns to television to recruit volunteers

Civil Society
Marie Curie is hoping to attract more volunteers for its 2015 Great Daffodil Appeal, with the launch of its first television advert to recruit fundraisers for the annual appeal.

New study finds UK failing adults with life-limiting condition

Health Canal
Adults in the UK with Duchenne muscular dystrophy are being failed on critical medical checks that could lengthen their lives, according to research published by Newcastle University.

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

Malawi Ministry of Health includes children’s palliative care in 2015 work plan

ehospice International
The Ministry of Health in Malawi has included children’s palliative care in their 2015 work plan.

Palliative care in Indonesia: from nobody’s business to everybody’s business

ehospice International
The Singapore International Foundation has launched a training programme to enhance the practice of palliative care in Jakarta, in partnership with the Indonesia Cancer Foundation, Jakarta and paediatric palliative care service, Rachel House.

PCA repeats its call for feasibility study into home-care community packages

ehospice Australia
Publication this week of the authors’ perspective of the Grattan Institute report Dying Well in the Medical Journal of Australia revisits Palliative Care Australia’s call for better access to community packages that would allow more Australians to exercise their preferred option of dying at home.

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