Daily News Roundup – 8 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Farmer’s sheep spell out message to North Devon Hospice

North Devon Journal
Farmer David Kennard managed to herd his flock into the shape of the number 30 and the word “thanks” to help commemorate North Devon Hospice’s 30th anniversary.

New-look reception unveiled at hospice

Oxford Mail
Patients at Sobell House Hospice will get a warmer welcome after a new-look reception at the centre was unveiled.

Massive rise in demand for Sue Ryder Manorlands hospice nursing team home help service

Keighley News
Sue Ryder Manorlands has seen a 65% increase in the number of home visits across the district during the past three years, and expanded its team of nurses to eight to help accommodate these requests.

Marie Curie takes over Loose Women for Text Santa

Marie Curie blog
Last week Marie Curie staff and volunteers took over ITV’s Loose Women as part of Text Santa celebrations that are taking place in the run up to the TV extravaganza on 19 December.

Partnership working: specialist palliative care and intellectual disability services

EAPC blog
Dr Dorry McLaughlin, Lecturer in Palliative Care and Chronic Illness, Queen’s University, Belfast, on palliative care for people with intellectual disabilities.

Why the care sector is green with envy

BBC News
It has been enough to make those involved with social care green with envy. For the past year or so the NHS in England has been making the case that it is short of money.

NMC rubber stamps new code of conduct for nurses and midwives

Nursing Times [subscription needed]
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has approved a new professional code for its registrants, which it says will tackle behavioural issues as well as building on existing standards around practice.

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

Patients worldwide unite for Patient Solidarity Day

ehospice International edition
People representing dozens of diseases, countries and backgrounds celebrated Patient Solidarity Day on 6 December 2014, calling for healthcare which is affordable, accessible and high quality for everyone.

Helping parents talk to terminally ill children about end of life

ehospice USA
A new paediatric starter kit, launched by The Conversation Project, will help parents facilitate the critical and necessary conversation about end of life with their terminally ill children.

Help China’s Butterfly Children’s Hospices reach their fundraising target before 11 December

ehospice International children’s edition
Butterfly Children’s Hospices in China are just $4000 away from reaching their target of raising $30,000 in order to continue to do the wonderful work they do in Changsha and Nanjing, caring for very sick and abandoned children.

Have you read the latest articles from the UK edition of ehospice?