Daily News Roundup – 24 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Early success for innovative nurse-led end of life care team

Nursing Times
The Wandsworth Care Coordination Centre, based at Royal Trinity Hospice and run in partnership with Marie Curie and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has supported over 400 patients and their families in its first year.

Policy insight: February

Together for Short Lives blog
NHS England’s approach to future state funding for children’s palliative care in England could be undergoing an important shift. Shaun Walsh describes 10 ways in which Together for Short Lives is working with its members to shape a new funding approach.

Community turns out for funeral of much-loved Luton resident Tony Jules

Luton on Sunday
Mourners and well-wishers gathered yesterday for the funeral of popular Luton resident Tony Jules, who raised more than £40,000 for Keech Hospice during his final months.

Cyprus hospice tribute to big-hearted Phillip

Clitheroe Advertiser
Family and friends of the late Mr Phillip Backhouse travelled to Cyprus to see a plaque in his memory unveiled at the hospice he supported. The Archangel Michael Hospice, in Paphos, opened last June and Mr Backhouse died there in October, aged 67.

New nurse improves quality of life for patients at Jersey Hospice

ITV News
Quality of life is being improved for patients at Jersey Hospice after a new nurse practitioner has been taken on.

Fergal O’Brien’s Jennys Surprise to visit hospice staff caring for her race winning owner

Gloucestershire Echo
Fergal O’Brien is taking the horse to meet the nurses who are caring for Mark Hampson, whose colours she carried to an emotional victory on Friday worn by his jockey daughter Brodie.

Exeter to host death café

Exeter Express & Echo
Exeter is to host a Death Cafe where visitors can have a coffee and discuss death and dying.

From across ehospice editions:

Evidence-based quality indicators for spiritual care released in the US

Give a face to the Religions of the World Charter for Children’s Palliative Care

#Hike4Hospice Hiker Spotlight: Anne for Hospice Peterborough

“Palliative care is the beginning of a different way of living your life”

Thoughts as Black History Month comes to a close