ehospice short-listed in The Charity Awards

May 07, 2014

ehospice – the innovative website and app created by Help the Hospices and other organisations to share knowledge and best practice among hospice and palliative care professionals around the world – has made it to the short-list of The Charity Awards, Civil Society Media’s annual awards.

The awards aim to identify, recognise and reward organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity. ehospice has been shortlisted in the ‘Healthcare and Medical Research’ category.

This year’s awards will culminate in a glittering gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday 12th June 2014. British comedian Stephen Frost will host the evening, joined by representatives of the shortlisted charities and a ‘Who’s Who’ of charity leaders and celebrities from the worlds of theatre, television, music and sport. Attendees include Trevor Eve, Sharon Maughan, Hermione Norris, Larry Lamb, David Harewood, Judy Parfitt and Bill Turnbull.

ehospice was set up to connect the wide range of different professionals working in end of life care across the world, by offering a central platform where they can access the latest developments in the sector, collaborate and share knowledge.

Less than two years old, it now has 12 editions from around the world and has recently continued its global expansion with the launch of an edition in Latin America published in both Spanish and Portuguese. ehospice is a registered charity in England and Wales. Its development was led by Help the Hospices, which also manages the UK edition of the website.

The award nominees will be judged by a panel of voluntary sector heavyweights, each of them leaders in their own fields with years of experience of leading and managing Civil Society organisations. To decide the winners, the judges will assess each entry against ten Hallmarks of Excellence – 10 traits or attributes that should be present in any successful project. Some applicants will score better against some Hallmarks than others, but the charities that win awards will be those charities that score highly against most, if not all, of these Hallmarks.

Commenting on the shortlisting, Daniel Ward, Head of Publishing at Help the Hospices and Project Manager of ehospice, said:

"We are delighted that ehospice has made it to the shortlist of these prestigious awards – a notable achievement, particularly given it was launched less than two years ago.

"ehospice strives to share knowledge and expertise about hospice and palliative care to a wider audience, so it is great to see its work recognised as a beacon of best practice in this area."

Notes to Editor

For a full list of the organisations shortlisted go to http://www.charityawards.co.uk/shortlist/

About ehospice

  • ehospice is a global news and information resource run by national and regional palliative care organisations from around the world. It is committed to publishing the latest news, commentary and analysis from the world of hospice, palliative and end of life care.
  • Aimed at anyone with a professional or personal interest in palliative care, ehospice offers a single point of access to intelligence and good practice from around the world, with the aim of helping to improve patient care globally. It brings together the expertise and experience of the global hospice and palliative care community.
  • ehospice launched in October 2012 with 10 editions including India, Africa and Australia. A USA edition launched in April 2013. The Latin America edition is the twelfth edition and the second non-English language edition; the other is the Canadian French edition.
  • Since its launch, ehospice has had over 1.5 million page views. ehospice is available on mobile and desktop websites as well as an iPad and iPhone app.
  • ehospice is a registered charity in England and Wales. Its development was led by Help the Hospices, which also manages the UK edition: www.ehospice.com/uk

About Help the Hospices

  • Help the Hospices is the UK’s leading charity for hospice care which supports and champions the work of 219 hospices across the UK.
  • Hospices provide vital care for people with terminal illnesses and life-limiting conditions and also support their families and carers.

Media enquiries

Please contact Suzanne Stevenson on 020 7520 8296 or by email at s.stevenson@hospiceuk.org For out of hours media enquiries please call 07881 940318. 

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