Daily news roundup – 5 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice in the Weald rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Kent Online
Inspectors from a government health watchdog have heaped praise on Hospice in the Weald for the exceptional level of care it provides its terminally ill patients.

Bury Hospice to expand charity shops venture as it faces ‘challenging’ future

Manchester Evening News
To mark its 25th anniversary, a raft of new fundraising initiatives are being set up including a new eBay base, donation centre, and trial pop-up discount store.

Dulux bring calming colour to St Michael’s Hospice

A team of Dulux Trade volunteers put their skills and products to the test at St Michael’s, bringing brightness and colour to the heart of the hospice, which suffered extensive damage as the result of an arson attack last year.

Nurses central to new integrated palliative care service for Norfolk

Nursing Times
Specialist nurses will form the backbone of a new palliative care service for West Norfolk, delivering care in people’s homes, care homes and hospital.

Why are we still afraid of talking about sex at the end of life?

Matt Bowskill, content editor at Marie Curie, writes about the devastating consequences of not talking about sex at the end of life.

Are we dying well? Many believe it’s still an end of life care lottery

“Death and taxes, there’s nothing more certain. Yet, hospitals and social care providers are still grappling with how best to handle life’s great full stop.”

Knowledge translation & impact at the end of life

BMJ blogs
“I was really enthused by the discussion at the recent Hospice UK attempts to revitalise research in hospices, ” writes Dr Ollie Minton, Macmillan consultant and honorary senior lecturer in palliative medicine.

Seven ways we deliver personalised care for people living with a terminal illness

Marie Curie blog
“We know that high-quality personalised care can make a big difference at what is a very difficult time for people with a terminal illness, families, friends and carers.”

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Hungry and in pain

International children’s edition: Education key to improving paediatric palliative services in Norway

Ireland edition: Participants talk about cancer trials

USA edition: New Jersey Hospice & Palliative Care Organization honored with 2016 Trailblazer Award

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