Daily news roundup – 8 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Ayrshire Hospice goes worldwide

Carrick Today
Meriel Conn, advance nurse practitioner at Ayrshire Hospice, recently represented the hospice at the 4th Worldwide Nursing Conference in Singapore.

Hospice needs more resources as people live longer with cancer

Watford Observer
“In palliative care we are seeing an increase in the number of patients who are living longer with cancers, however, this has also meant that they have complex needs,” comments Sarah Klinger, consultant in palliative medicine at Peace Hospice Care.

New hospice outdoor space going down a storm with patients

South Wales Argus
Patients at Hospice of the Valleys are enjoying a brand new garden at its day centre in Ebbw Vale, created free of charge by Carillion.

“We would like to sincerely thank him for making all this possible” – Hospice’s tribute to founder

Coventry Telegraph
Myton Hospice has announced the death of one of its founders, Dr Thomas Wynter Backhouse.

West Yorkshire hospital creates home-from-home for terminally ill patients

Yorkshire Evening Post
New family support rooms at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield provide a private en-suite room with open access for relatives of older people coming to the end of their lives or those with dementia.

Lord Rix in plea to legalise euthanasia so he can ‘slip away peacefully’

The Telegraph
One of Britain’s most famous actors has revealed he is dying and has made a heartfelt plea for euthanasia to be legalised in order to allow him to “slip away peacefully”.

National nursing shortage could continue beyond 2020

Nursing Times [Registration required]
Health Education England has confirmed that it will not be able to supply the health system with enough nurses if trusts cannot cut activity. Without that reduction in demand, HEE has said trusts will continue to struggle to fill vacancies every year to 2020 and beyond.

My promise to Adam

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) blog
“My son Adam was fifteen years old when he died. He didn’t die where or how he wanted to. His final wishes were ignored and my family were left largely unsupported,” writes Zoe Picton-Howell, lay member of the NICE guideline committee.

Brazilian community palliative care project We Are By Your Side

End of life studies blog
Santiago Corrêa writes about his community palliative care project Estar ao Seu Lado (We are by your side) in the south of Brazil. 

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