Bosses at Hartlepool and District Hospice say they have no concerns about meeting the needs of the town, but do worry about funding.
Lancashire Evening Post
This year marks 30 years since St Catherine’s Hospice opened. Laura Wild finds out about the hospice’s past, present and future.
Health officials are raising awareness of a “taboo” subject – dying – in the hope as many people as possible hear about a new service which will allow hundreds more people to die at home rather than in hospital.
“Hospice nurses continue to meet the complex needs of those in the final stages of a terminal illness, support families come to terms with a diagnosis and help other care staff to give someone the death they want.”
A research study in Northern Ireland looks at how to improve continuity of care and reduce drug expenditure in a hospice setting.
From Michael Rosen’s Sad Book to Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls, Holly Webb, author of A Tiger Tale, shares the most touching books that help us talk and think about loss of a loved one.
A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…
Dr Fiona Rawlinson, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at University of Wales College of Medicine and contributor to the online multimedia journal, ecancer, writes for ehospice about the global challenge of cancer and how palliative care, e-learning, and particularly ecancer, can help to address this.
ehospice international children’s edition
The latest of the Little Stars movie highlights the support that palliative care gave to a young Australian boy and his family as they faced the devastating double blow of a cancer diagnosis for Marmaduke and his mother.
The first comprehensive survey of palliative care volunteering in NSW has found that some 38 services engage 1,242 volunteers across the state.