UK – Daily Telegraph
The hospice movement is a great unsung British success story and the corporate sector has played a leading role in contributing to that success, writes business secretary Sajid Javid.
New Zealand – Stuff
After 20 weeks of hard work, a team of building contractors and suppliers from across Nelson have completed the House for Hospice in Marsden Park.
UK – Cross Rhythms
Heather Bellamy spoke with Professor Rob George about the current failings in palliative care in England and his ideas for creating excellent palliative care for everyone.
US – Orlando Sentinel
To cater to those in mourning, some companies offer a means to plan for and deal with death online, without the deceased’s loved one actually leaving the home.
New Zealand – Stuff
A game of rugby and a bucket of shellfish in 1994 left a lasting impression on former England women’s rugby player Janice Byford-Jones. This month the experienced nurse and former England prop became the chief executive of Cranford Hospice in Hastings.
UK – ITV News
The number of children dying from cancer in the UK each year is falling, according to new figures from Cancer Research UK.
US – Oskaloosa Herald
The Serenity House is a blessing for patients and families in need of the special end of life care provided there, and it continues to benefit from the community’s support of their hospice mission.
The Coalition of End of Life Charities – which includes Hospice UK, Marie Curie, Sue Ryder and the National Council for Palliative Care – has criticised the chancellor for failing to commit to fully funding improvements in end of life care.
Quebec is investing an additional $10 million a year to improve palliative care. One measure that will kick in next April will see the families of caregivers receive $1,000 to help look after their loved ones.
People approach the loss of a life in different ways. Many never consider that they can choose an attitude toward dying.
Sarah Botting, a first-year student nurse, shares her experience of being on placement at St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley.
ehospice South Africa
I have always been one to try something different or unique, something out of the ordinary, something that grabs people’s attention, writes Candice Weideman.