Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket

April 5, 2018

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: March 2018

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: Marie Curie says that the NHS is struggling to cope with A&E admissions of people who are in the last year of their lives. The charity says the situation will hit crisis point if care provided in the community is not significantly improved.  They warn that the significant rise in the number of deaths over the next 20 years means the cost of emergency admissions for people in the last year of life could almost double – costing the NHS an extra £2 billion, and up to 8,000 extra hospital beds could be needed by 2038 – the equivalent of an extra ward in every hospital with a major A&E unit.

Length of publication: 1 page

 

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Heart failure Programme pioneers new care approach

December 19, 2017

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: November 2017

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In a nutshell: Pioneering palliative care for people in Glasgow with advanced heart failure has been shown to improve patients’ understanding of their condition and planning of care, meaning improved quality of life in their final days. The Caring Together partnership between the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Marie Curie and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde saw patients receive more integrated healthcare that put their wishes first.

Length of publication: 1 page


Campaign highlights the therapeutic value of gardening for those with terminal illnesses

November 3, 2017

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: October 2017

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In a nutshell:  The campaign, The Good of Gardening, led by Marie Curie and the National Garden Scheme has launched. The campaign aims to highlight the therapeutic potential of gardening for those with terminal illnesses and their families.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: In 2016 the report ‘Gardens and health: Implications for policy and practice’ was published by The King’s Fund.  The National Gardens Scheme commissioned The King’s Fund to write an independent report on the benefits of gardens and gardening on health.  It can be found here.


Marie Curie launches information for people with a learning difficulty

July 17, 2017

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: June 2017

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In a nutshell: Marie Curie has launched a series of easy read booklets for people with a learning difficulty and those who have difficulty with understanding or processing information, to help them discuss their concerns about death and dying, and get the care and support they need.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Booklets can be downloaded from here


Marie Curie launch new end of life care programme

May 17, 2017

Source: eHospice

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: Marie Curie has launched a new palliative and end of life care programme designed to meet the increasing demands of the UK’s ageing population. The Design to Care Programme has brought together experts from palliative care, engineering, design, social sciences and public health to put together a new framework. It is set to meet the increasingly complex palliative care needs of the UK’s population, and to be flexible enough to be rolled out anywhere in the UK for all people at the end of life.

Length of publication: 1 page


Dying to care: a report into social care at the end of life

January 10, 2017

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: December 2016

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: In this report, Marie Curie, the Association of Palliative Care Social Workers, Hospice UK and MND Scotland call for a new approach to make sure that people living with a terminal illness and their carers in Scotland get the social care support they need to allow them to make the most of the time they have left.

Length of publication: 28 pages


Glasgow and Lothian Partnership Case Study: Getting people home with the support they need

October 7, 2015

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: The Marie Curie Fast-track Service offers short day and evening visits at home to provide health and personal care to people living with a terminal illness in Glasgow and Lothian. The service is for people nearing the end of their lives who are at risk of admission as well as those in hospital needing more care before discharge.

Length of publication: 2 pages