An unflinching, but honest, look at the life of five families whose children are living with life-shortening conditions in Scottish hospices was screened on BBC Alba on Tuesday. The programme is currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Braintree and Witham Times
A 24/7 campaign featuring the Yo-Yo Project based at Farleigh Hospice in Chelmsford will highlight the impact of the work BBC Children in Need funding has on young people in the area.
Following an unannounced visit to Ardgowan Hospice in August, Health Improvement Scotland has given the service top marks for the excellent quality of staffing, while rating care and support as very good.
Nursing Times [registration required] “It is a privilege to work with families and be able to look after and support them holistically,” writes Kitty French.
“How can hospice design give people a more comfortable, cared-for end of life experience?” asks Matt Bowskill, content editor at Marie Curie.
NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester blog
Zoe Ashton, a CLAHRC Greater Manchester facilitator, blogs about their work with Hospice UK to improve support for family carers.
The EAPC Spiritual Care Taskforce survey: How do palliative care professionals currently understand spiritual care?
Blog by Dr Bella Vivat, senior research associate in the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London, and co-lead of the Implementation Subgroup of the EAPC Spiritual Care Taskforce.
Sue Ryder blog
Louise Reah, clinical nurse specialist at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, writes about what hospice care means to her and the people she supports.