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Camelot Care is once again a beacon for end of life care

Camelot Care is once again a beacon for end of life care

A Wellington care home dedicated to providing the best possible care for all of its residents right up until the end of their lives, has been recognised with a major national award, and has been shortlisted for a national ‘Care Home Of The Year’ award.   Camelot House and Lodge were among 50 homes from […]

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Unannounced CQC inspection gives outstanding result for Leeds hospice

Unannounced CQC inspection gives outstanding result for Leeds hospice

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds to be Outstanding overall, following an unannounced inspection carried out in July. The St Gemma’s Hospice, in Moortown, provides expert palliative and end of life care for people with life limiting illnesses and support for their families and […]

October 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dorset care home awarded highest rating for end of life care

Dorset care home awarded highest rating for end of life care

The Malthouse residential care home in Gillingham, Dorset, has been awarded with the highest possible rating for its end of life care.  The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides specialised care for the elderly and has been inspected by experts from The National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) and awarded ‘Beacon’ status […]

September 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Croydon care home retains prestigious Beacon Status for recognition of care

Croydon care home retains prestigious Beacon Status for recognition of care

Whitgift House, part of Whitgift Care, received confirmation this week that it has retained ‘Beacon Status’ for the next three years, having first been awarded it in 2013. The prestigious ‘Beacon Status’ by the Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes (GSFCH) is awarded for excellence in care homes. Whitgift House is only one of two […]

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bristol hospice launches new Summer Party fundraiser

Bristol hospice launches new Summer Party fundraiser

Bristol’s only adult hospice has launched a brand new fundraising initiative at a special Summer Party hosted by Miss Bristol International, Gabriella Papp.   Fundraisers, supporters and staff of St Peter’s Hospice gathered at the charity’s Gloucester Road coffee shop, Nonesuch Cup, to officially launch the Summer Party scheme with cakes and mocktails.   St […]

June 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
End of life report fails to address the need for better community care

End of life report fails to address the need for better community care

The second national audit to be carried out into the care of those who are dying in hospitals in England has been released today by charity Marie Curie and NHS England. Despite saying broad improvements have been made since 2013, the report says too many people are still not receiving proper palliative care in their […]

April 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Oxfordshire care home recognised for dedication to end of life care

Oxfordshire care home recognised for dedication to end of life care

Rosebank care home in Oxfordshire is celebrating following the news that it has successfully achieved accreditation for the Gold Standards Framework.   The prestigious Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes (GSFCH) award places Rosebank in a select group of care homes in the United Kingdom, and one of only three in Oxfordshire, to be recognised […]

March 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Insufficient training in dementia care raises concerns for those in residential care

Insufficient training in dementia care raises concerns for those in residential care

New research released today, Saturday 5 March, has raised concerns over the care of people with advanced dementia living in care homes, who are approaching the end of life. The research, conducted by Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at UCL, highlighted that people with dementia often receive fragmented and inadequate end of life care. […]

March 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Award winning care home shares insight to their ‘End of Life’ care

Award winning care home shares insight to their ‘End of Life’ care

At this year’s 3rd Sector Care Awards, Mount Ephraim House won an award for their End of Life Care. The care team at Mount Ephraim House see ‘End of Life’ care as a huge part of the care they deliver. “We don’t shy away from death in the home – it’s part of life” says Karen […]

December 16, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Care home celebrates reaching Gold standard in Palliative Care

Care home celebrates reaching Gold standard in Palliative Care

Spirits were high at High Peak Care Home in Cheshire as residents, their families, and members of staff partied away at a celebratory event, after the service was awarded Beacon Status in Palliative Care as part of the Gold Standards Framework.   To celebrate the attainment of the well-respected accolade, residents and their guests gathered […]

December 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
‘Fit for Future’: Have your say in how end of life care is delivered in Somerset

‘Fit for Future’: Have your say in how end of life care is delivered in Somerset

People in Somerset are being asked to contribute to a major consultation on how people with life-limiting illnesses are looked after via a new website that goes live this week.   As Britain’s ageing population grows older, with  many of us increasingly facing the prospect of dying alone, Somerset-based St. Margaret’s Hospice has launched an […]

November 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Real Countess of Downton Abbey helps celebrate support group 30th anniversary

Real Countess of Downton Abbey helps celebrate support group 30th anniversary

A special lunch to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Severnside Support Group for local charity St Peter’s Hospice was attended by the ‘Real Countess of Downton Abbey’. Lady Fiona Countess of Carnarvon gave a talk to guests about life at her home Highclere Castle, which is the setting of BBC1’s Downton Abbey, and what […]

November 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home awarded ‘Beacon Status’ in Gold Standards Framework

Care home awarded ‘Beacon Status’ in Gold Standards Framework

Staff and residents at High Peak Nursing Home in Cheshire were celebrating after receiving the Quality Hallmark Award at ‘Beacon Status’ in Palliative Care as part of the Gold Standards Framework, a well-respected accolade.       The Gold Standards Framework is a highly commended award which is well-recognised throughout the care sector, and Beacon […]

November 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Unique summit on mounting challenge of End of Life care

Unique summit on mounting challenge of End of Life care

UNIQUE SUMMIT TO BE HOSTED IN SOMERSET BY ONE OF THE UK’S LARGEST HOSPICES TO TACKLE THE MOUNTING CHALLENGES FACING END OF LIFE CARE   As Britain’s ageing population grows older, with  many of us increasingly facing the prospect of dying alone, one of the UK’s leading hospices, Somerset-based St Margaret’s, hosted a unique summit on Friday Oct […]

November 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
New model set to improve dementia care

New model set to improve dementia care

Researchers at University College London (UCL), funded by the charity, Marie Curie, have developed a novel and innovative way to care for people with dementia in care homes at the end of life, which is published in Palliative Medicine.  Currently, 70 per cent of people in care homes have a form of dementia or severe […]

September 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dedicated end of life carers appointed in Walsall

Dedicated end of life carers appointed in Walsall

Two dedicated dementia support workers have been appointed in Walsall to improve dementia care and end of life care for people diagnosed with dementia living in care homes across the town.   The appointments are part of a year-long project being led by Pathways For Life (a partnership between the Accord Group and Age UK […]

July 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dying doesn’t work 9-5-Calls for specialist support for healthcare professionals

Dying doesn’t work 9-5-Calls for specialist support for healthcare professionals

Sue Ryder calls for more specialist support for healthcare professionals to enable them to care for the dying and their loved ones around the clock   Only 8 of CCGs in England currently commission comprehensive 24/7 support services for the dying, their carers and families   Sue Ryder, the national health and social care charity […]

October 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cranmer Court awarded Beacon Status for highest care standards

Cranmer Court awarded Beacon Status for highest care standards

Warlingham care home Cranmer Court is celebrating following the news that it has been awarded Beacon Status for its dedication to high quality end of life care. The prestigious Beacon Award with the Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes (GSFCH) places Cranmer Court in a select group of just 66 care homes in the United […]

October 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 […]

August 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
The assisted dying bill is a slippery slope, says Ridouts

The assisted dying bill is a slippery slope, says Ridouts

Last week, the House of Lords debated Lord Falconers’ assisted dying Bill, which proposes that doctors are allowed to prescribe a lethal drug dose to terminally ill patients judged to have less than six months to live. By the end of the emotionally charged discussion, the House was divided, with 65 peers speaking in favour […]

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