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    Fire in South Korea hospice for elderly kills 21

    Posted May 28th 2014, 09:22am by >Agence France-Presse

    ... through a hospice for the elderly in South Korea early on Wednesday, killing 21 people – the latest in a series of deadly accidents following last month’s ferry disaster that claimed around 300 ... Although the fire was brought under control within 30 minutes, the official said many elderly patients on the second floor of the hospice were bedridden and unable to escape in time. “Most of them ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Hospice dementia patient suspect in South Korean fire that killed 21

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... suspected in hospice fire A dementia patient is suspected of having set a fire that swept through a South Korean hospice for elderly infirm patients early yesterday, killing 21 people. Most ... people were injured, six of whom were listed in critical condition as the result of excessive smoke inhalation. The fire broke out shortly after midnight at the hospice in Jangseong county, about ...

  3. News - China - END-OF-LIFE CARE

    Shanghai's hospice wards offer terminal patients a better last stop

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shanghai aims to stop terminally ill patients being shunted from one hospital to the next Hospice wards offer better last stop for dying Ten bedridden terminal cancer patients lie in the dimly lit, quiet hospice ward at the Jingan Temple Community Hospital in Shanghai. Most are cared for by auxiliary workers, who look after a few at a time. Dong ...

  4. Take a hike- for charity

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... With Andrew Sun, Additional reporting by Jasmine Wang If the fallout from last weekend's marathon left you weary of pounding the pavement, then consider a hike- to benefit a hospice. On Sunday morning at the Pat Sin Leng Country Park, the 14th annual Hike for Hospice will raise funds for the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, an organisation that provides support ...

  5. News - World - ITALY

    Disgraced former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi begins community service for tax fraud

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... tycoon, who was convicted last year and has been expelled from parliament, has been ordered to work four hours once a week for up to a year helping out in a hospice for Alzheimer's patients ... The three-time former prime minister wore a navy blue suit with a badge from his Forza Italia party. The Catholic Church-run hospice in Cesano Boscone has said it will not allow Berlusconi to use his ...

  6. Two more hospice care centres to open

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Two more hospice care centres at public hospitals will give support and ease the suffering of dying cancer patients, thanks to sponsorship by the Li Ka Shing Foundation, the Hospital Authority said. The centres, at North District Hospital, in Sheung Shui, and Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital, in Lok Fu, will be part of the palliative care scheme now run in eight public ...

  7. Hospice work gives 'me great joy'

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin People share their volunteering experience Hong Kong-born Louise Spurrier has been a volunteer at Bradbury Hospice in Sha Tin for 24 years. She's still going strong ... service activities. She has been helping out at Bradbury Hospice almost every Friday since 1983, caring for terminally ill cancer patients. The hospice offers medical services, provides specialist ...

  8. Hospital Authority to add two more hospice centres

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Two more hospice care centres at public hospitals are in the pipeline, to provide support and ease the suffering of dying cancer patients, the Hospital Authority says. The centres, at North District Hospital in Sheung Shui and Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital in Lok Fu, will form part of the authority's palliative care programme currently run in eight public ...

  9. Hospice care in focus

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Selina Tsang Pou Siu-mei, wife of the chief executive, looks up at a video wall presentation for the first World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. Mrs Tsang, patron of the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, is flanked by Dominic Wong Sing-wah (left), the society's honorary president, and health secretary York Chow Yat-ngok at Cyberport Shopping Mall in Pokfulam. ...

  10. Simple 'thank you' lifts morale of award-winning hospice team

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A simple thank-you card or phone call from the relatives of a dead patient are the biggest motivation for staff of the hospice unit at Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital. The team, ... a hospice service, the 48 staff on the team provide care for terminally ill cancer patients, and services such as home visits and counselling for patients and their family members. Caring ...




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