Patient Story: Fetle

Fetle is 24. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 months ago. Sadly the disease had already spread and could not be cured. When she came to us she was suffering with pain in her breast, spine, underarm and left leg. She had no pain killers. The breast cancer had spread through the skin, causing an open … Continue reading Patient Story: Fetle

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The Diocese of Norwich supports Hospice Ethiopia in the Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2017

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFYm6Fc2zM0 In 2017 the Bishop's Appeal in Norwich will be focused on raising money to provide a car for Hospice Ethiopia to reach those in need of palliative care. Through the appeal, your money will go towards providing the Hospice with an off-road rental car for three years.  Roads are often rough and of poor quality, … Continue reading The Diocese of Norwich supports Hospice Ethiopia in the Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2017

Hospice Ethiopia in the British Medical Journal

Blog as originally featured in the BMJ Opinion, 27 May 2016. http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2016/05/27/jamie-and-sue-mumford-palliative-care-in-ethiopia/  We have recently returned from our fourth visit to Addis Ababa. With less than 1% of the estimated 150,000 new cancer cases annually in Ethiopia receiving specialist oncological treatment [1], the need for affordable palliative care in the country is huge. Hospice Ethiopia, … Continue reading Hospice Ethiopia in the British Medical Journal

Norfolk nurse sees ‘slow progress’ in Ethiopian palliative care

A twinning arrangement between palliative care specialists in Norfolk and hospices in Ethiopia is starting to make “progress” in the Africa country, according to a nurse involved with the scheme. Article in the Nursing Times, https://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-archive/end-of-life-and-palliative-care/norfolk-nurse-sees-slow-progress-in-ethiopian-palliative-care/5082876.article

International Team Visits Hospice Ethiopia

International palliative care experts – Professor Anne Merriman, Dr James and Sue Mumford, community specialist palliative care nurse, and Sr Bernadette Basemera – visited Hospice Ethiopia last month to take part in teaching and to advise the organisation on marshalling their resources to survive the loss of a major funder. See ehospice.com for full article: http://www.ehospice.com/Default/tabid/10686/ArticleId/14159# … Continue reading International Team Visits Hospice Ethiopia

Local health professionals share palliative care expertise with patients in Ethiopia

Two health professionals from Norfolk have returned home after providing palliative care to patients in Ethiopia. Full article at NHS Norfolk Community Health and Care, http://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk/Whats-happening/2012/local-health-professionals-share-palliative-care-expertise-with-patients-in-ethiopia.htm