Glowing feedback and ‘Good’ CQC rating for hospice at home service

May 13, 2019

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: April 2019

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: This news item shares how the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Tynedale Hospice at home a rating of ‘Good’ across all areas.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Staff to learn specialist skills to enhance patient care

May 13, 2019

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: April 2019

Publication type: News Article

In a nutshell: St Teresa’s Hospice in Darlington has set up an initiative where staff are able to develop their knowledge and skills to help improve end of life care for patients. Staff members are encouraged to take on the roles of link practitioners and will then act as a resource within the hospice and use knowledge learnt from liaising with specialists in healthcare to deliver in-house staff training, develop policy and operating procedures, help with patient education and information and become the go-to-person for new developments and research.

Length of publication: 1 page


A systematic review and critical appraisal of quality indicators to assess optimal palliative care for older people with dementia

April 15, 2019

SourcePalliative Medicine 2019; 33 (4)

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Date of publicationMarch 2019

Publication typeJournal Article

In a nutshellThis article reviews and provides a summary of quality indicators for end-of-life care in dementia.

Length of publication: 15 pages


Yorkshire hospices collaborate on TV advert

April 15, 2019

SourceHospice UK 

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Date of publicationMarch 2019

Publication typeNews Item

In a nutshellEleven hospices across Yorkshire and Humberside have come together to create a TV advert to help raise awareness of hospice care. The advert is a first of it’s kind for hospices in that region.

Length of publication: 1 page


Volunteer scheme is ensuring patients don’t die alone

April 15, 2019

SourceHospice UK 

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Date of publicationMarch 2019

Publication typeInformation Article

In a nutshellThis article provides information on a volunteer scheme called the Anne Robson Trust which was set up in 2017 by Liz Pryor in memory of her mother. The scheme was set up to ensure that patients who are terminally ill in hospitals are not on their own. This article explains the role of the Anne Robson Trust’s Butterfly volunteers who provide companionship to terminally ill patients spending their last days in hospital.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


Open Up Hospice Care gets underway

April 15, 2019

SourceHospice UK

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Date of publicationMarch 2019

Publication typeNews Item

In a nutshellHospice UK along with local hospices launched a campaign called ‘Open up Hospice Care’ to help raise awareness of of how end of life care is available beyond hospice in-patient units including in people’s homes, addressing the fact that one in four people are missing out on the care they need.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


Admiral Nurse at Blackpool hospice to help people get better access to dementia care

March 6, 2019

Source: British Journal of Healthcare Assistants 2019; 13 (2)

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Date of publication: February 2019

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: Trinity Hospice located on the Fylde coast has welcomed its first Admiral Nurse, to help offer support and guidance on end of life care for those living with dementia and their families and carers.

Length of publication: 1 page