Daily news roundup – 26 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Collaboration around the needs of people not the needs of bureaucracies

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.

St Barnabas House hospice is ‘outstanding’

Shoreham Herald
The Care Quality Commission has rated the quality of care provided by St Barnabas House hospice as ‘outstanding’.

Footballer legend Ledley King supports hospice

Times Series
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.

Time for soaps to show “a good death”

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?”

Lizzy Buchan: Talking about death only way to remove its sting

The Scotsman
“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.”

NHS ‘must get a grip on hospital discharge delays’

BBC News
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.

Exam stress ‘among teen suicide causes’

BBC News
A study carried out by the University of Manchester suggests that 28% of young people who commit suicide have been bereaved.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Implementing the WHA resolution on palliative care – Panama

Ireland edition: Family room opens at Portiuncula University Hospital

Kenya edition: Garissa palliative care training

South Africa edition: “Hospice saved my life”

USA edition: Be part of the end of life challenge