It is five years since St Giles Hospice opened its care unit, the Compassus Centre. Reporter Andy Kerr has revisited the facility to see it now and to meet the hospice’s new chief executive.
Hastings & St Leonards Observer
St Michael’s Hospice has been announced as the winner of the Sussex NHS Innovation Award for its Hospice Neighbour scheme.
The Board of Trustees at Pilgrims Hospice are looking for help from the people of Canterbury to help them relocate the care unit to an entirely new site in Canterbury.
Interview with Dr Andrew Daley from the Palliative Care Managed Clinical Network in Bradford about the Last Year of Life project, winner of the Palliative Care Team of the Year award at this year’s The BMJ Awards.
The Guardian – voluntary sector network
An anonymous hospice CEO writes: “I’m worried that if I speak out publicly about the change in the law we so badly need, it will alienate trustees, staff and donors.”
One of the first medics to raise concerns about the Liverpool Care Pathway says new protocols to replace it are more dangerous, and could hasten patients’ deaths.
The Guardian – comment is free
“Robert Peston found his male friends insensitive after his wife’s death – but the problem is not men,” writes Michael Bywater.
End of life studies blog
A United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Dying and Seriously Ill could improve global standards for all people at the end of life, proposes Sharon Young of Kingston University.
From across ehospice editions:
Ireland: A resource beyond the ordinary
Australia: WA aged care staff learn to talk about dying