Daily news roundup – 27 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Meet the new CEO of St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Eastbourne Buzz
David Scott-Ralphs joined St Wilfrid’s Hospice just ten days ago. He’s been talking to Eastbourne Buzz about his vision for the charity and the challenges which lie ahead.

South West Trains donates unclaimed toys to children’s hospice

Spire FM
A van full of unclaimed toys, left behind on trains and stations, has been given to Naomi House and Jacksplace.

Champ Carl Frampton meets his heroes at Northern Ireland Hospice

Belfast Live
Belfast’s World boxing champion Carl Frampton visited the new Northern Ireland Hospice and met with staff and patients.

Vital support is still strong for city hospice

Worcester Observer
St Richard’s Hospice has revealed more than 23,000 patients and loved ones have been cared for since it opened its Wildwood Drive base more than a decade ago.

One in four patients admitted to hospital don’t need to be there

The Sun
The Local Government Association claims that social care cuts have led to patients being marooned in hospital.

Smart camera system checks patients’ vital signs from afar

New Scientist
Software monitors heart rate, breathing and blood oxygen without a single sensor touching the body – useful for police cells as well as hospital wards.

The chasm of dementia; a carer’s perspective

British Geriatric Society blog
Sue Newsome supported her father during the last year of his life after he was diagnosed with vascular dementia. In this blog she shares her thoughts and feelings from a carer’s perspective.

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