Alicia Yager, Telegraph Herald Updated 8:09 am PST, Saturday, March 2, 2019 In this Jan. 23, 2019, photo, Kristin Schroeder, a Hospice of Dubuque nurse, talks with Paul "Jack" Papin at his home in Dubuque, Iowa. (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via AP) In this Jan. 23, 2019, photo, Kristin Schroeder, a Hospice of Dubuque nurse, talks with Paul "Jack" Papin at his home in Dubuque, Iowa. (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via AP) Photo: Jessica Reilly, AP Photo: Jessica Reilly, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 In this Jan. 23, 2019, photo, Kristin Schroeder, a Hospice of Dubuque nurse, talks with Paul "Jack" Papin at his home in Dubuque, Iowa. (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via AP) In this Jan. 23, 2019, photo, Kristin Schroeder, a Hospice of Dubuque nurse, talks with … [Read more...] about Dubuque area hospice providers prep for increased demand
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PUBLISHED: 16:50 31 October 2018 David Hannant: Local democracy reporter Priscilla Bacon Lodge, which provides specialist palliative care beds in Norwich. Photo: Archant Archant The fate of a new multi-million pound end-of-life hospice next to a Norfolk hospital is to be sealed next week. Plans have been submitted to South Norfolk Council by Priscilla Bacon Hospice for a new location in Colney, on agricultural land close to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.The plans, which would see a new hospice replace the current Priscilla Bacon Lodge on Unthank Road, are up for decision on Wednesday, with officers recommending it for approval.The proposal sets out the layout for the project, including 24 in-patient beds, family rooms and improved day care and education facilities.The project is expected to cost more than £12.5m, which the charity will launch a full fundraising campaign for should planning permission be granted - with a goal of … [Read more...] about Plans for new end of life care facility next to hospital to be decided next week
Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has expressed his reservations about plans to create a health village on the town’s hospital site. Mr Hill met with Tracy Woodall, Chief Executive of Alice House Hospice, which is involved in the proposals for an area vacant of land adjacent to the University Hospital of Hartlepool.The MP says he supports the Hartlepool Constituency Labour Party’s position on the issue which opposes any commercial housing development on the hospital site.The health village proposals, also involving housing provider Thirteen, include plans for 73 new bungalows and 18 assisted living apartments for the over-55s.The hospice says it is “a truly unique opportunity” for somewhere people can stay all of their lives with support on hand when they need it.But Labour say they are not specifically for health and social care purposes and could pose a threat to any future expansion of the hospital site which has seen a number of services disappear in recent times.Mr … [Read more...] about MP meets hospice chief over plans for health village on Hartlepool hospital land
A row has broken out between Hartlepool’s Labour Party and the town’s hospice leaders over a proposed health village on hospital land. Housing provider Thirteen and Alice House Hospice are working together on proposals for 73 bungalows and 18 assisted living apartments for the over 55s on eight acres of land next to the University Hospital of Hartlepool.Hartlepool Constituency Labour Party (CLP) has passed an emergency motion objecting to any homes being built on hospital land after the hospice advertised for nursing staff in connection with the health village.They say the land should only be used for health and social care purposes and to boost facilities at the hospital.Tracy Woodall, chief executive of Alice House Hospice, says that is exactly what the proposed development aims to do.Labour’s motion reads: “Any development or dwelling on land occupied by the University Hospital of Hartlepool site, intended for any purpose other than health and social care … [Read more...] about Row over plans for ‘health village’ on land at Hartlepool’s hospital site
Hannah Flamm, The Washington Post Published 8:01 am PDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 A year and a half ago in a Texas nursing home, I met an 84-year-old resident with dementia named Felipa Natividad. Her sister, Aurora Suarez, told me that the staff dosed Natividad with Haldol, an antipsychotic drug, to ease the burden of bathing her. "They give my sister medication to sedate her on the days of her shower: Monday, Wednesday, Friday," Suarez said. "They give her so much she sleeps through the lunch hour and supper." A review of Natividad's medical chart confirmed the schedule. Suarez said she had given her consent to use the drugs because she feared that the staff would not bathe her sister enough if she refused. But when Suarez saw the effect they had, she had second thoughts. She expressed them to the nursing home, but Natividad was taken off the antipsychotics only after she was placed in hospice care. She died a few months after my interview. Her family, seeing her in a … [Read more...] about Why are nursing homes drugging dementia patients without their consent?