St Leonard’s Hospice finds new model for day care

July 17, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The Sunflower Centre at St Leonard’s Hospice offers a range of services to patients, their families and carers affected by life-limiting illnesses. New developments ensure more people are helped and a bespoke service better supports patients, families and carers, as needs change.

Length of publication: 1 page

 

 


One in four UK families who need end of life care missing out on crucial support

July 17, 2017

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell:  One in four people who require end of life care and their families are not getting the support they need – especially those with conditions other than cancer – according to new analysis published by Hospice UK.  Hospice UK has launched a new campaign called Open Up Hospice Care. It aims to raise awareness among the public about the fact that hospice care is available to all people, regardless of who they are; their sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability or illness.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: A briefing paper for the campaign can be found here


The state of the UK children’s hospice nursing workforce: a report on the demand and supply of nurses to children’s hospices

May 17, 2017

Source: Together for Short Lives

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report sets out what Together for Short Lives found when they carried out a snapshot survey of nurse vacancies at UK children’s hospice organisations in December 2016. They found that:
• the children’s hospice nurse vacancy rate has grown since 2015
• it is getting harder to recruit nurses to posts with increasing shortages of more experienced nurses
• the nursing shortfall means that children’s hospices are being increasingly forced to cut back the vital palliative care they can offer to families.

Length of publication: 28 pages


Hospice and ambulance service team up on Facebook to train paramedics in end of life care

May 17, 2017

Source: eHospice

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The Hospice of St Francis and The East of England Ambulance NHS Trust (EEAST) joined forces earlier this month with a live Facebook chat about paramedics called to emergencies of patients at the end of life. The event was part of the ambulance service’s End of Life Care Awareness month and aims to increase the skills and knowledge of its paramedic team in relation to managing patients at the end of life.

Length of publication: 1 page


Virtual reality helps hospice patients

May 17, 2017

Source: BBC Inside Out London

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Date of publication: March 2017

Publication type: Video clip

In a nutshell: A hospice in south London is using virtual reality (VR) to help benefit people who are approaching the end of their lives, by allowing them to enjoy experiences they might otherwise be isolated from. It is a joint initiative between Flix Films and Trinity Hospice in Clapham and is one of the many ways medical professionals are now using VR to improve patient well-being.

Length of publication: 8 minutes

Some important notes: A similar project is also taking place at a hospice in Leicester. Details can be viewed here.


Heart failure and hospice care: how to make a difference

May 17, 2017

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: May 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This guide is intended for people providing and commissioning hospice services. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the need for a hospice-enabled approach to heart failure, and to suggest ways to engage with this issue using examples from services which have found creative solutions to move forward and overcome the challenges.

Length of publication: 44 pages


Hospice care in the UK 2016

January 10, 2017

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: November 2016

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report sets out the vital contribution that hospices in the UK make to supporting people with terminal and life-shortening conditions and explores the scope, scale and opportunities for hospice care in the UK in 2016.

Length of publication: 24 pages