Banburyshire’s hospice is facing a £250,000 shortfall over the next three years because of new government rules on NHS pay. Katharine House chief executive Angharad Orchard has written to the six MPs whose residents use the hospice asking them to intervene, saying while it supports the proposed rises, it is worried about the impact on it and other hospices.The Adderbury hospice is one of the majority in England that do not meet ‘Agenda for Change’ criteria for staff pay, so it will not be given a share of a fund to pay for expected pay rises.Ms Orchard said: “It costs more than £4 million a year to provide our services and we only receive about a quarter from the government. “The rest – about £3 million – comes from local people, businesses, and trusts and foundations. Without government support the extra cost for the pay rises can only be met by asking our communities to give more, or by reducing the services we … [Read more...] about Katharine House Hospice faces staff funding crisis
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News / UK and world by Press Association June 11, 2018, 2:33 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A hospice boss who used the charity’s credit to spend more than £90,000 on suits, designer Mont Blanc pens and luxury hotels has been jailed for four years. Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, 63, would not allow other staff at Butterwick Hospice to open the credit card bills and put the personal expenditure down as travel, Teesside Crown Court. His dishonesty has cost the popular North East-based charity, which runs centres in Stockton, Bishop Auckland and Weardale, £100,000 in lost donations after news of his arrest led to public anger about the fraud and hostility towards fundraisers. The £68,000-a-year boss was jailed after admitting abusing his position as chief executive of Butterwick Hospice by using its credit card for his personal expenditure over nearly eight years. Christopher Baker, prosecuting, said other … [Read more...] about Hospice boss jailed for using charity credit card for £90,000 personal purchases
Colorado lawmakers introduced more than 700 bills in the 2018 legislative session covering a wide range of topics – from transportation to taxes and school safety to health care. There were even measures considered by the Democrat-controlled House and the Republican-led Senate that covered the business of selling body parts, protections for police horses and the delivery of marijuana. The majority of the legislation was not controversial and offered minor tweaks to current law, but the debate on dozens of bills came down to the final hours before the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday. If you’re wondering what you missed, here’s a look at a sample — 101 bills that passed or failed in the 120-day term. Gov. John Hickenlooper still needs to act on many of them. Some stats from the 2018 legislative session that just ended: 721 total bills introduced. 432 passed (60%). None vetoed yet (that could change). 100 exhausted legislators. #coleg #cogov #copolitics … [Read more...] about 101 bills that passed and failed: A digest of what you missed in the 2018 Colorado legislative session, from taxes to crime to transportation
When my mother prayed - when she remembered what prayer was - she asked every saint to please let her die in her sleep. In late 2016, my mom died that way, in her own bed, one week past her 101st birthday. One of my sisters and I were curled around her, asleep ourselves.My mom's death was perfect, and hospice helped. But her dementia made enrolling her and keeping her in hospice nearly impossible. She died during her second stint in hospice.The year she died, I had reached out to a hospice and palliative-care agency because my mom seemed to be heading downhill fast.A gerontologist had diagnosed my mom with late-stage dementia and encouraged us to place her in nursing care. My mom needed help with dressing and using the bathroom. She wasn't bedridden, but bone-crunching osteoarthritis and worsening cognitive issues kept her marooned in a chair. She could feed herself once a plate of food was set in front of her. She spoke, but not a lot, unless she was in full-blown agitation.By then, … [Read more...] about At 100, my mom had dementia and needed hospice care. Getting it was nearly impossible.
More Info Visit honoringchoicestn.org for resources. POLL: Do you know someone who has received palliative or hospice care? Yes: 100.00% (1) No: 0.00% (0) Total Responses: 1 Former first lady Barbara Bush's death has ignited discussion about end-of-life choices and the difference between hospice and palliative care — a conversation experts hope will continue. Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, had for years experienced congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and was treated for other illnesses, according to media reports. Days before her death, Bush's family issued a statement saying she had decided not to seek medical treatment and would focus on "comfort care." Dr. Joanne Lynn, director of the program to improve elder care at Altarum Institute, worked with Bush years ago, when she was a congressional spouse volunteering at the Washington Home for chronically ill patients, according to a Tribune News Service report. Bush helped with the … [Read more...] about Barbara Bush’s death renews conversation about palliative care, hospice