Daily news roundup – 26 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

We must recapture the spirit of the hospice revolution to provide end of life care to all who need it

The Telegraph
“Charities, like hospices, have a great deal to offer and with more support from the NHS and councils could do so much more,” writes Lord Howard, chairman of Hospice UK.

Haven House Children’s Hospice praised in inspection for delivering care with ‘compassion and warmth’

Chingford Times
Haven House Children’s Hospice has been praised in a recent CQC inspection for delivering care with “compassion and warmth” and for responding to the needs of families.

The Martlets Hospice appoints Juliet Smith its new chairwoman of trustees

The Argus
The Martlets Hospice has formally announced the appointment of its new chairwoman of trustees as Juliet Smith.

St Luke’s Hospice gets makeover from glazing company as thank you

Winsford Guardian
St Luke’s Hospice in Winsford has had a big makeover thanks to a Northwich-based company who have replaced their old wooden windows and doors with uPVC.

Councils ‘don’t pay fair price for care’

BBC News
Nine out of 10 councils in the UK are failing to pay realistic prices to support older and disabled people in their own homes, says the UK Home Care Association.

Integrated palliative care symposium in Brussels: Are you ready for change?

EAPC blog
Report from a symposium on integrated palliative care took place in Brussels, organised by the European Association for Palliative Care Research Network (EAPC RN) and the European InSup-C project, held on 30 September.

A one-on-one with Extremis’ Dr Jessica Zitter

AAHPM blog
In September 2016, Netflix released an original documentary, Extremis; a 24-minute account of the end of life experience in an ICU setting. The AAHPM member featured in the documentary, Jessica Zitter, MD, recounts her journey to becoming a hospice and palliative medicine physician and her idea for the documentary.

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