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