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


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


Timing of referral for hospice-based palliative care varies nationwide

October 16, 2018

Source: Nursing Times 2018; 114 (11): 51

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Date of publication: November 2018

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article summarizes the results of a retrospective study looking at the time when people are referred for hospice care. The study provides detailed data on patterns of referrals to UK hospices and highlights variations in referral patterns depending on age, disease and location.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important information: The full study on which this article is based can be viewed here.


Inequalities in access to hospice and palliative care

August 3, 2018

Source: Cross Party Group on Hospices and Palliative Care

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Date of publication: July 2018

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report finds that people with terminal illnesses and life-limiting conditions in Wales – especially dementia, heart failure and neurological conditions – face a range of barriers in accessing hospice and palliative care. It argues that unequal access to appropriate care for people with terminal and life-limiting conditions is influenced by a range of complex factors. These include people’s diagnoses, age and where they live.

Length of publication: 44 pages

 


Exploring the relationship between volunteering and hospice sustainability in the UK: a theoretical model

July 4, 2018

 

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 24(5):212-219.

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Date of publication: May 2018

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: A theoretical model was developed to illustrate the relationship between volunteering and hospice sustainability. It demonstrates the factors necessary for hospice sustainability and the reciprocal impact that these factors and volunteering have on each other. The model has a practical application as an assessment framework and strategic planning tool.

Length of publication: 8 Pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.