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7 hrs ago | Nanaimo News Bulletin

Island Health doubles beds for hospice

A five-year plan to double hospice beds across Vancouver Island is "encouraging," according to the executive director of the Nanaimo Hospice, who says there's need in every community.

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13 hrs ago | Capital Weekly

Solace, Hospice & Other End of Life Comforts

Rob Gabe, hospice volunteer and president of the Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers board of directors, discusses Coastal Family Hospice; Lauren Armstrong, LSW, hospice and palliative care social worker for Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care & Hospice, will talk about services offered in its hospice and palliative care program; and Solace will sing songs in the ... (more)

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18 hrs ago | Berwickshire News

NHS chief defends use of patient boarding at BGH

NHS Borders has refuted allegations of inappropriate use of Margaret Kerr Unit beds to ease pressures elsewhere in Borders General Hospital.

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22 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Palliative care can help patients with incurable diseasePalliative...

Palliative care can help patients with incurable disease Doctors can help patients make decisions that are right for them.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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Researcher explores end-of-life care for Māori

Attitudes to death and dying have a cultural dimension, so how well does end-of-life and palliative care encompass Maori culture, spiritual beliefs and traditions? Massey University psychology doctoral student Diane Koti is investigating how current end-of-life care models can better incorporate the needs of Maori patients and whanau.

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Aged Care Pledge Needs Better Target, Says Care Agency

Labour's pledge to set up an aged care working group to address industry concerns is good to see, but appears to skirt the obvious issue of a looming lack of beds and carers for our rapidly growing elderly population, says homecare agency Miranda Smith Homecare.

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SeacoastOnline

World War II pilot earns warm salute

They came to thank him for his military service, but 94-year-old Air Force veteran Dean Flemming Sr. wanted everyone to know how thankful he was that people cared enough to honor him.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Stratham, NH, Medicine, Newmarket, NH, Hampton, NH, North Hampton, NH

Halifax Courier

A place for spiritual contemplation

Last weekend the hospice announced the completion of two brand new garden spaces, designed to provide a place for spiritual contemplation, counselling sessions and general relaxation for staff, patients and families they support.

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Fleet News and Mail

Son calls on Frimley Hospital to improve end of life care

A Yateley man is unhappy with how his mother was treated during her final few weeks of life and is campaigning for it to improve its end of life care A grieving son is campaigning for Frimley Park Hospital to improve its palliative care following the death of his mother.

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Related Topix: Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom, Medicine, Pancreatic Cancer, Health

Falkirk Herald

New Strathcarron Hospice service will allow people near the end of life to remain at home

A 'first of its kind' service will allow more terminally ill people to choose to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, United Kingdom, Central County, Scotland, Nursing

Ham and High

Anger as 'lush cascade of greenery' in Hampstead replaced with bare white wall by town hall

Instead of a "lush cascade of greenery", this bare wall and railing are now all Eve Baxter sees when she looks out of her windows.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Kenilworth Weekly News

Leamington solicitors join Patsy for Myton Hospices fundraiser

Staff at Alsters Kelly solicitors in Leamington with Sara Revell from Myton Hospice and the new Moonlight Walk mascot Patsy.

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Chilliwack Times

Docs debate thorny end-of-life care question

Doctors tackled the delicate question of medically assisted death on Tuesday at a session devoted to end-of-life care at the annual conference of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Family Practice

Hamilton County News

Mountain Valley Hospice awarded honors

Mountain Valley Hospice here has been named a 2014 Hospice Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing hospices providing the best patient care as rated by patients' caregivers.

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Brandon Sun

Doctors debate end-of-life care at Canadian Medical Association meeting

End-of-life care is a hot topic of discussion today at the annual conference of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Geeringa s book first, Paremata teena s book second in prestigious contest

Makaro Press New Wellington publisher Makaro Press is delighted to announce its indie hit The Book of Hat by Harriet Rowland was runner-up in the prestigious mind, body, spirit award presented by the Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust just 11 days shy of what would have been the author's 21st birthday.

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Related Topix: Submarine, Medicine

Daily Herald

Midwest CareCenter in Glenview gives Excellence in Care Award

Dorothy Pitner Healy, formerly of Winnetka, was presented the Excellence in Care Award at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter's annual Care Affair this year.

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Related Topix: Glenview, IL, Medicine, Winnetka, IL, Nursing

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Elder Services honored for transitional program

The Community Care Transitions Program of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley was recognized with the Innovations Award of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Methuen, MA, Medicine

South Wales Argus

A 6.4 million of hospice funding announced

THE Chief Executive of a Gwent hospice has said she is thrilled A 6.4 million of palliative care funding from the Welsh Government will continue for another year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, United Kingdom, Pembrokeshire County, Wales

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Worcester News

Acorns chief executive David Strudley completed the ten mile route

BEAUTIFUL countryside took cyclists minds off the steep climbs of the Severn Valley challenge in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice.

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