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Hospice announces the temporary suspension of inpatient admissions amid recruitment crisis

Bid to recruit palliative care doctor will be redoubled, vows hospice CEO
THE chief executive of St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston, Cumbria, has today announced a temporary suspension of admissions to inpatient beds. 

Val Stangoe delivered the news to staff this morning, explaining the reason for the decision, which has been driven by a shortage of specialist doctors.

The hospice has been trying to recruit a senior doctor in palliative care since May to cover a temporary vacancy, so it can offer continuity of care when a member of the team leaves in October.

But despite its best

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