Daily news roundup – 30 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

St Catherine’s Hospice shortlisted for Team of the Year at national awards

Crawley Happy Times
St Catherine’s Hospice was one of the final three shortlisted for the Team of the Year Award at the Infection Prevention Society 2016 Awards.

Fundraising manager of Kettering hospice retires after 17 years in the job

Northamptonshire Telegraph
Cransley Hospice’s fundraising manager Teads Diana Patrick MBE is to retire today after 17 years in the role.

Community spirit shown during floods inspires restaurateur to raise thousands with charity anniversary event

Bury Times
An Indian restaurant in Radcliffe has raised over £3,000 for Bury charities, including Bury Hospice, after the owner was inspired after last year’s floods in Radcliffe.

Brave mum fulfils dying wish as she marries sweetheart in Airdrie hospice after being told she had days to live

Scottish Daily Record
Lynne Morrison defied medical odds to tie the knot with long-term partner William Higgins during a moving ceremony at St Andrew’s Hospice

Giant ball of wool at Reading Station aims to help people grieving

Get Reading
The 10ft ball of wool will be at the station between 7am and 7pm today as part of Sue Ryder’s campaign to offer support and advice to those dealing with bereavement.

Carers’ A&E visits can be preventable, says report

BBC News
One in 10 unpaid carers who called 999 or took their loved one to A&E did so because they did not know where else to go, a report by Carers UK suggests.

Why we need to invest more in research on out-of-hours palliative care

Marie Curie blog
Dr Florence Todd Fordham, project coordinator with Marie Curie’s research team, was surprised to find that very limited research has been done on out-of-hours palliative care in the UK to look at what works and how can it be delivered successfully for people living with a terminal illness.

The challenge of high need, high cost patients

BMJ blog
Richard Smith writes: “A challenge to all health systems is how best to manage ‘high need, high cost patients’, a term developed by the Commonwealth Fund.”

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Introducing the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Toolkit 2016

International edition: New curriculum to increase number of skilled palliative care assistants in Bangladesh

International children’s edition: First intake of students to new Masters/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Children’s Palliative/ Complex Care Nursing) in Ireland

International children’s edition: First children’s hospice allows children to live and to die without pain in Kyrgyzstan

South Africa edition: Learning more about Bethesda Medical and Relief Services NPC

USA edition: New video shows the lighter side of hospice – the side people often overlook