Daily News Roundup – 24 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Lack of training hindering end of life care, warns charity

Nursing Times [registration may be required] Many patients nearing the end of their lives are not receiving the care and support they need because of a lack of training for health professionals, including nurses, Marie Curie has warned.

Sir Michael Parkinson and Fiona Devine reveal work will start on children’s hospice in September

Slough Express
Fiona Devine, co-founder of the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service charity, revealed this week that work to build a children’s hospice near Maidenhead will begin in September.

End of life team’s coveted award

Blackpool Gazette
The end of life team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were presented with the End of Life Care award at the annual Patient Safety Awards in Birmingham.

Nurses called on not to badge older patients as ‘frail’

Nursing Times [registration may be required]
Using the clinical term “frailty” can provoke a strongly negative reaction from older patients, because of its associations with loss of independence and end of life, a report has warned.

Children’s hospice launches appeal to transform garden

Basingstoke Gazette
A garden at a children’s hospice is set to benefit from a £250,000 transformation. Naomi House, in Sutton Scotney, has been closed for more than a year during a major refurbishment project.

Young girl cartwheels for 5km in aid of Princess Alice Hospice

Get Surrey
An 11-year-old girl has put her own spin on how to raise money for charity, by cartwheeling for a gruelling five kilometres.

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