Daily news roundup – 24 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Take a look around the new Arthur Rank Hospice

Cambridge News
The new Arthur Rank Hospice in Shelford Bottom is just three weeks away from opening to patients.

‘Outstanding’ rating for Plymouth’s St Luke’s Hospice team

The Plymouth Herald
St Luke’s Hospice has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

The Great Gadsby; Katharine House Hospice founder, celebrates 25 years

Banbury Guardian
For the past 25 years Katharine House Hospice has been an integral part of the Banbury community, helping those with end of life illnesses manage their symptoms and find inner strength and peace.

Peace Hospice reveal costs of services they provide in Watford

Hillingdon Times

The Peace Hospice provides free specialist care for patients with life-limiting illnesses using funding from the public. To help show where the cash goes, they have released details of how much certain services cost.

Mopping the floor and cooking bacon leads to British Empire Medal for pensioner

Nottingham Post
Barbara Parkinson has supported Treetops Hospice and their patients for the last 17 years.

Are doctors prescribing too many drugs?

BBC News
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has asked members, experts in different fields, to list those treatments which they feel offer little or no benefit to patients.

The bereavement midwife: Is this the saddest job in England?

BBC News

Each day about 10 babies are stillborn in England and Wales. A growing number of parents will get specialist support from a new breed of midwife. But what is it like being a midwife who specialises in baby deaths?

The Trieste Charter – the charter of the rights of the dying child

EAPC blog

Giovanna Abbiati of the Maruzza Foundation, Rome, Italy, explains the background to the Trieste Charter and its purpose in safeguarding the rights of children who are nearing the end of their lives.

WHO releases new guidance for planning and implementing palliative care services

ehospice International
The World Health Organization has just released a 91-page guide to help countries wishing to develop palliative care services.

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