South Bucks Hospice opens day centre with pioneering model of care

October 2, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: September 2017

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In a nutshell: South Bucks Community Hospice in High Wycombe has opened a day hospice that is operating a new model of care. The new facility is non-bedded, allowing more patients to be cared for on a daily and weekly basis. The focus is patient-centric, offering unlimited psychotherapeutic care and they also have an area specifically designed to meet the needs of young people.

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Court ruling not needed to withdraw care, judge says

October 2, 2017

Source: BBC 

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Date of publication: September 2017

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In a nutshell: A judge has ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state if both doctors and relatives are in agreement and it is also in the best interests of the patient to withdraw nutrition.

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New study launched into virtual reality as therapy for end of life care

October 2, 2017

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Date of publication: September 2017

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In a nutshell: Royal Trinity Hospice has launched a research study to explore the potential of virtual reality as therapy for people at the end of life.  The study aims to understand how virtual reality impacts on the symptom management of people receiving palliative care.

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Cornwall Hospice Care launches new service to support more people in the community

October 2, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: September 2017

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In a nutshell: Cornwall Hospice Care is launching a new series of support sessions in order to reach more patients with terminal conditions in the local community.  The Neighbourhood Hubs will offer free advice, support and information for patients, their carers and families.   They aim to help patients manage their symptoms which will hopefully increase their independence and confidence and help people to live as well as possible.

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St Catherine’s Hospice education programme improves end of life care in the community

August 29, 2017

Source: eHospice

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Date of publication: August 2017

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In a nutshell: The Community Transform programme was delivered by clinical educators from St Catherine’s Hospice to staff working in primary care and nursing and residential homes.  The aim is that better joined-up working between health and social care workers such as GPs, district nurses and the Clinical Nurse Specialists leads to a better service for patients and avoids inappropriate admissions to hospital.

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New book about LGBTQ-inclusive hospice care is relevant to all patients

August 29, 2017

Source: eHospice

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Book review

In a nutshell:  This book covers LGBTQ issues but is relevant for all patients, whatever their characteristics or background, offering something for all professionals in hospice and palliative care.

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Some important notes: For more information about the book visit Harrington Park Press

 


St Leonard’s Hospice finds new model for day care

July 17, 2017

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Date of publication: June 2017

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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.

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