VCSC Review blog
“If ever there was a need to build understanding, partnership and collaboration across sectors then it is now. But this collaboration must be centred around people not built round bureaucracies,” writes Barbara Gelb, CEO at Together for Short Lives.
The Care Quality Commission has rated the quality of care provided by St Barnabas House hospice as ‘outstanding’.
The former Tottenham Hotspur club captain dedicated his Tuesday morning to sorting through donated items of clothing, books and household goods for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice charity shop.
Bradford Telegraph and Argus
“Isn’t it about time TV dramas focused less on suicide as a conclusion to cancer storylines, and more on the support offered by palliative care?”
“Almost every news story about bad end of life care tends to stem, at least in part, from mixed messages between doctors and relatives, or patients and relatives.”
The NHS in England must get a grip on the delays patients face in being released from hospital, as the problem causes unnecessary harm and wastes money, the National Audit Office says.
A study carried out by the University of Manchester suggests that 28% of young people who commit suicide have been bereaved.
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