Daily News Roundup – 4 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Britain’s Got Talent star visits St Catherine’s Hospice ahead of charity show

Chorley Guardian
Britain’s Got Talent star Lucy Kay swapped the stage for St Catherine’s Hospice and wowed patients, staff and volunteers during an intimate performance.

Grant buys 20 TVs for Northwood hospice

Watford Observer
Inpatients at Michael Sobell Hospice can enjoy 20 new televisions with DVD players by their bedside thanks to a grant of £3,650 from the Heathrow Communities Together Trust.

New research highlights how hospitals can help critically ill people go home to die

Marie Curie blog
“Researchers at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton have developed guidance to help clinical teams explore how someone who is critically ill can be taken home to die,” writes Professor Alison Richardson, clinical professor in cancer nursing and end of life care.

Palliative Stories – the new EAPC blog series from the perspective of patients and family carers

EAPC blog
Helen Findlay, PhD student at Brunel University London, writes about service user involvement in palliative care and how she got involved in campaigning for better care.

Few feel older people in the UK have a good quality of life, survey finds

The Guardian
The Guardian’s latest ageing population survey shows that only 26% of respondents feel older people in the UK have a good quality of life, compared with 45% who don’t.

Mildmay Uganda moves to integrate palliative care and education into a modern general hospital

ehospice Africa
Mildmay Uganda embarks on a 10-year evolution journey to an ultra-modern teaching hospital situated at its main site in Lweza to provide general medical services to the general public.

TB patient success story: meet Sami

ehospice South Africa
For the month of March, ehospice South Africa will be publishing a series of TB patient success stories leading to World TB day which takes place on the 24 March 2015.

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