Daily news roundup – 9 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

‘Unacceptable failures’ in end of life care at nights and weekends, report finds

The Sunday Telegraph
In a letter to The Sunday Telegraph, palliative care experts say it is ‘unacceptable’ that patients are not able to secure the right care round the clock.

The dementia patients failed by the NHS in their final hours

Mail Online
The CQC warns that people with dementia are being ‘marginalised’ by staff and some hospices are refusing to look after them.

Hospice forced to stop end of life care provision due to funding cuts

The Northern Echo
Herriot Hospice Homecare has had to reassess where it spends its cash and has elected to cease the provision of the end of life care, resulting in some redundancies.

Claire House family to be honoured at The Contact Company office opening

Liverpool Echo
The family of a Liverpool girl who became the inspiration for a children’s hospice will officially open the £11m offices of a flourishing Merseyside business this Thursday.

Award for ‘inspirational’ doctor and cancer patient

Yorkshire Evening Post
Dr Kate Granger, who has terminal cancer, was given the Special Achievement Award at the BMJ Awards in London.

A good death should be doctors and patients’ last life goal

The Guardian
“My aim as a doctor is to heal the sick but when I am unable, to prevent suffering,” writes Rohin Francis, a junior doctor.

Death Be Not Proud

BBC Radio 4
The multi award winning poet Professor Michael Symmons Roberts devotes his debut presenting Something Understood to an intense reflection on the subject of death, its mystery and inevitability.

Starting to write a new biography of Cicely Saunders

End of life studies blog
David Clark has started work on his biography of Cicely Saunders: “The feeling is scary and at the same time exhilarating.”

Hoping, coping and talking about planning ahead just in case

General Medical Council blog
Dr Kirsty Boyd, a consultant in palliative medicine, talks about her experiences of speaking with patients and families about future care planning and what she has learned from her research and teaching about communication.

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