Daily news roundup – 5 July 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Guidelines urge improved care for terminally-ill children

BBC News
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has published draft guidance which seeks to improve care for the estimated 40,000 children and young people in England living with a life-limiting condition.

Doctor’s Diary: ‘We need more realistic end of life expectations’

The Telegraph
The end of life has become a pointlessly costly affair, a fact emphasised yet again last week by the largest investigation into what is euphemistically known as ‘potentially ineffective care’.

Hospice to replace its ‘Jospice’ logo

Champion News
St Joseph’s Hospice in Liverpool has revealed a ‘new identity’ after staff and trustees came together to design an updated logo.

Hospice celebrates talented artists during Open Studios

On The Wight
The artistic talents of volunteers, service users and patients are being celebrated as Earl Mountbatten Hospice takes part in this year’s Open Studios programme.

Ambulances take patients to the place they want to die

Morpeth Herald
The North East Ambulance Service End of Life Transport scheme gives dying patients the option to be taken by ambulance with a specially-trained crew to the place they want to end their life, anywhere in the region.

Chester hospice £2.2m extension provides huge boost to apprenticeships target

Chester Chronicle
The planned extension to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd is helping an award-winning builder set a target of creating 25 new apprentices in the next 12 months.

£160,000 garden could be created for terminally ill patients at Colchester Hospital

Maldon Standard
The Time Garden will be the only one of its kind in the East of England, and one of only a handful in the UK.

What do Seville, Limerick and Bradford have in common?

EAPC blog
The cities of Seville, Limerick and Bradford are set to become recognised by Public Health Palliative Care International as the first three compassionate cities in the world.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: UN Special Rapporteur to speak at 5th International African Palliative Care Conference

Africa edition: Have you registered for the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference?

South Africa edtion: Catching up with Dr Henry Sunpath

USA edition: Moments of Life campaign offers first video and story translated into Mandarin Chinese