Daily news roundup – 26 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Seeing healthcare from the other side

Nursing Times [registration required]
Nigel Dodds, nurse consultant at St Joseph’s Hospice, shares his experience of being diagnosed with cancer.

New apprenticeship scheme to help young people start careers in IT

The Northern Echo
As part of a new apprentice scheme set up by Durham County Council, two young people training for a career in IT will spend a year at St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

Casualty star Emily helps the hospice

Hastings and St Leonards Observer
Local actress, 13 year old Emily Carey, has kindly donated signed cast cards and rare Casualty memorabilia from the set to St Michael’s Hospice.

Sam Beare Hospice volunteers and staff express sadness over Weybridge facility closure

get Surrey
Last week’s announcement that Sam Beare Hospice would be moving out of Weybridge has been met with sadness by people who have used their services, as well as volunteers and fundraisers.

Life-support to be turned off for ‘no smile’ baby girl

BBC News
A judge has ruled that medics can stop giving life-support treatment to a seriously ill baby unable to smile – despite social services bosses wanting the treatment to continue.

How specialist training is improving end of life care in care homes

Marie Curie blog
A new Marie Curie training programme responds to calls to move beyond seeing dying as something that only happens at home or in a hospital bed.

Mulling over mapping

Together for Short Lives blog
“The commissioning maps we’ve published have given us a key to help unlock a better understanding of the gaps in planning and funding of children’s palliative care in England,” writes Shaun Walsh, executive director of external affairs at Together for Short Lives.

Taking stock over the summer: what’s changed in end of life care recently and what’s up ahead?

Sue Ryder blog
Article by Duncan Lugton, policy and public affairs manager, England, at Sue Ryder.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Making palliative care “as available as air” – updates from the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference

International children’s edition: ICPCN runs two-day training workshop at Mildmay Uganda in Kampala

Ireland edition: Praise for Think Ahead in new research

USA edition: Helping hospices affect by Louisiana floods

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