Daily news roundup – 28 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

First glimpse inside new Highland Hospice after multimillion pound transformation

The Press and Journal
The stunning new “people’s hospice” for the Highlands is poised to transform end of life care in the region after a £7.5million revamp.

Heart of Kent Hospice in Hall Road, Aylesford marks 25th anniversary

Kent Online
It opened 25 years ago with just four beds, but in the intervening quarter of a century the Heart of Kent Hospice has provided compassion and care to nearly 10,000 people facing the challenges of a life-limiting illness.

Hospice wish tree created by East Kilbride artist encourages patients to share their hopes and fears

Scottish Daily Record
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wrote a message of support on the tree at Kilbryde Hospice painted by Greenhills artist Les Donaghy.

Children with life-limiting conditions launch appeal to keep their Great North Snowdog

Chronicle Live
Young patients of Newcastle’s St Oswald’s Hospice Children’s Service are asking for the public’s help so they can keep their Wild North East Snowdog when it goes on auction in December.

Keep your hands to yourself

This week’s GeriPal podcast is all about mechanical ventilation and dementia. In particular, a new article in JAMA IM which concluded that the use of mechanical ventilation for nursing home residents with advanced dementia doubled from 2000 to 2013 without a substantial improvement in survival.

The Vatican may protest, but traditional funerals are dead and buried

The Guardian
A new decree forbids Catholics to scatter ashes, and insists on the sanctity of the cemetery. But in terms of burial options, the Vatican are way behind the times.

From across the ehospice editions

International edition: Pain in Bali – Rini’s story

International children’s edition: Butterfly Children’s Hospices celebrates 10 years

Ireland edition: Fear and stigma causing “unnecessary isolation” for people with dementia

USA edition: “Hospice Helps Everyone” message reaching Latino communities

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