Manchester Evening News
Campaigners fear Bury Hospice could be forced to shut within six months because the government is ‘withholding’ £40 million from the NHS budget in the borough.
Ashgate Hospice has launched a major fundraising drive to meet a huge rise in demand for services.
Nine-year-old Ellie Nemeth has pledged to do 20 “good deeds” to celebrate the 20th birthday of the hospice which cares for her brother, Tom.
Putting cancer and end of life services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent out to tender could potentially hand over decision making about these aspects of care to private companies, Unison have said.
Nursing in Practice
Despite community care provisions forming the core source of day-to-day support for care homes, there have been worrying concerns that care home staff are not getting the wider access to support they need from primary care.
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care has launched a new dedicated social media section, highlighting interesting developments in matters that bring together palliative and supportive care with the world of social media.
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Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse, explains why she welcomes Prof John Ashton’s call for end of life midwives.
BMJ – opinions
Rob George, professor of palliative care, Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, on legalising medical treatment intended to end life.