New hotline means dying patients and their families can call to doctors 24/7 to seek pain relief and comfort in their final hours
Dying patients and their relatives will be able to call a hotline of specialist doctors and nurses round-the-clock, under government plans.
St Luke’s Hospice faces ‘uncertain times’ following the Brexit result, according to its chief executive officer.
The Northern Echo
Practical and social support will be offered by the St Teresa’s Hospice Volunteer Visiting project, which works with the Darlington organisation’s Hospice at Home team.
Last week, Yorkshire cricketer and Martin House ambassador, Ryan Sidebottom officially opened the newly refurbished outdoor play facilities at Martin House Hospice.
A former Lichfield councillor will leave a lasting legacy following his death by sponsoring two specialist nurses at St Giles Hospice.
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The “pipeline” of nurses coming to the NHS may be constrained because of likely changes to the approval process for those coming from the European Union, according to the UK’s nursing and midwifery regulator.
Marie Curie blog
The government has published its long-awaited response to the Review of Choice at the End of Life after more than a year’s delay.
“Who I am and what I do is key to my care and my survival. It’s my identity. So often this gets lost in the sea of medical words, test results, histories, examinations and prescriptions for medications.”