Tag: End of Life Care

Limited choice for people at the end of life about where they can be cared for

Limited choice for people at the end of life about where they can be cared for

Free social care needed  throughout the country so that everyone, no matter where they live, can achieve the death that they want. A new report out, How could free social care at the end of life work in practice?1, written by OPM and commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support, the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and […]

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CQC announces they are to inspect more community health services

CQC announces they are to inspect more community health services

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to inspect more health services provided in the community. Inspections will be carried out by larger teams who will spend more time visiting services. The starting point will be inspections of large organisations that are commissioned to provide a wide range of NHS services to local people. The plans […]

December 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society respond to latest CQC report

Alzheimer’s Society respond to latest CQC report

People with dementia in hospitals are dying at a significantly higher rate than people without the condition according to a new report released by the Care Quality Commission today.  The CQC’s Care Update 2013 finds that the health and social care systems are struggling to care for people with dementia and that the resulting pressure […]

March 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
We must prioritise end of life care

We must prioritise end of life care

Just 38 (46%) of 83 newly created Health and Wellbeing Boards with public strategies have considered the needs of dying people, according to research published today by the National Council for Palliative Care.   ‘What about end of life care: Mapping England’s Health and Wellbeing Boards’ reported that many Boards have failed to set out […]

November 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Events raise £60k for the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

Events raise £60k for the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has benefitted to the sum of £60,000 from a bumper weekend of fundraising in Glasgow.   The first event, Girls Up Town, was a night of sass and shimmer with the glittering evening raising more than £45,000 at the five-star Hilton Glasgow.   More than 630 glamorous ladies […]

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
James Spencer lead a campaign to improve life for terminally ill

James Spencer lead a campaign to improve life for terminally ill

West Yorkshire healthcare furniture and equipment manufacturer James Spencer & Co Ltd is backing a government-led campaign to help improve the quality of life for the terminally ill.       Richard Spencer, chairman of the Wilsden, Bradford, firm explained: “The government has announced a £60m funding programme for hospices to enhance their environments and […]

August 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Rustington nursing home starts two-year quest for end of life excellence

Rustington nursing home starts two-year quest for end of life excellence

The team at Care UK’s Darlington Court nursing home is this week starting a nationally accredited programme of training and evaluation to gain the country’s highest recognition of end of life care.   The Gold Standard Framework Care Home Accreditation (GSFCH), approved by the NHS, Department of Health,  Age UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, is […]

May 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
End Of Life Care Home Planned For Sutton Coldfield

End Of Life Care Home Planned For Sutton Coldfield

A much-needed 32-bed nursing home specialising in end-of-life care is planned for a derelict site in Sutton Coldfield. The home, on the edge of Sutton Park, will create more than 30 new jobs. Care company Homecroft Ltd has applied for planning permission for the new home on a brownfield site next to the existing Wyndley […]

April 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
End Of Life Care At Kidderminster Home Is Gold Standard

End Of Life Care At Kidderminster Home Is Gold Standard

A Kidderminster care home has won a national award for its gold standard of care and support for residents in their final days. It recognises the work of Westley Court at Cookley in helping residents continue to enjoy their lives where they wish until the end. The home in Austcliffe Lane achieved pass status as part […]

March 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Gold Standard For End Of Life Care

Gold Standard For End Of Life Care

    Care UK’s Forrester Court, Paddington, has been awarded the prestigious Gold Standard Framework (GSF) Care Homes Accreditation for its work with residents at the end of their life. The award, approved by the NHS, Department of Health, Age UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, is designed to acknowledge the highest levels of end of […]

January 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care’s dementia conference asks “Whose life is it anyway?”

Jewish Care’s dementia conference asks “Whose life is it anyway?”

      Jewish Care held a dementia conference on Friday 22nd July, attended by staff and volunteers. Held at Jewish Care’s Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus in Golders Green, the conference, entitled “Whose life is it anyway?” explored the issues around consent, choice and control and the daily challenges faced by anyone caring for […]

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