Daily news roundup – 28 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Joy for young people in Burton and South Derbyshire as Rainbows hospice is rated ‘outstanding’

Burton Mail
Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission rated Rainbows hospice services as ‘outstanding’ in key areas of effective, responsive and well led, as well as being rated good for being safe and caring.

North Kent hospice expands wellbeing services for families facing terminal illnesses

Gravesend Reporter
ellenor hospice will be building new wellbeing services to offer better quality and personalised support for those who use the hospice.

St Joseph’s Hospice introduces Parkinson’s dance classes in Hackney

Hackney Gazette
Led by expert dance artist Danielle Teale and accompanied by a professional musician, participants at St Joseph’s Hospice are guided through seated and standing exercises.

Voices of Katharine House Hospice patients star in new book

Banbury Guardian
A new book which puts words from past and present staff and patients from Katharine House Hospice on paper is to be released next month.

Carers in the ‘sandwich generation’ forced to act as nurses

The Telegraph
More than 40,000 people caring for someone with cancer are having to fulfil core nursing tasks, such as administering medicine and changing dressings, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Switch it off

Illusions of autonomy
Blog by consultant and writer Phil Berry on the ethics of deactivating pacemakers.

A microscopic twist of fate

Together for Short Lives blog
Doug Morris reflects that, while the diagnosis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) can be shocking and difficult to come to terms with, it is fascinating how one defective gene can have such a profound impact.

“It’s lovely to do things for people in their own home”

Marie Curie blog
Karen Wright, a Marie Curie nurse in the Dudley and Birmingham areas, on what it is like caring for people living with a terminal illness at home.

Living and dying in pain: It doesn’t have to happen

EAPC blog
Ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, Dr Stephen R Connor, executive director, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), explains the theme and what we can do to solve the problem.

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