Daily news roundup – 1 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

How baby showers and golden weddings are helping St Catherine’s Hospice

Lancashire Echo
St Catherine’s Hospice now has a permanent live music and alcohol licence, meaning the grounds and Mill cafe can be used for the likes of wedding anniversary or birthday celebrations.

Inspectors praise hospice staff for their care and compassion

The Cumberland News
Carlisle’s Eden Valley Hospice has been praised by the Care Quality Commission following an unannounced inspection.

Blinged-up gangster pensioners star in Straight Outta Compton (Hospice)

Express and Star
A new promotional video by Compton Hospice aims to dispel myths about the service it provides to patients facing a life-limiting illness.

Judy Murray joins online campaign launched for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Herald Scotland
Andy Murray’s mum features in a new video launched in aid of The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Hospice takes delivery of a full-size, brand new garden – direct from an award-winning designer

Lincolnshire Echo
Caitlin McLaughlin, who won a gold medal for the Young Designer of the Year award at the RHS Flower Show, is donating her winning garden to St Barnabas Hospice.

Wayne Rooney visits Wirral children’s charity Claire House ahead of fundraising campaign

Liverpool Echo

Wayne Rooney heaped praise on “incredible” Claire House after his latest visit to the Wirral children’s hospice.

It’s time to change end of life conversations for better care

BMJ blog

“In healthcare we know we need to improve what we are doing, but the messages in guidelines and strategies have changed little over recent years,” writes GP Sarah Mitchell.

Our hospice parties create memorable moments for patients and families

Marie Curie blog
“Getting together to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or christening creates magical moments that really lift our patients and live long in the memory of family members and loved ones,” writes lead nurse Nicola Denbow.

Life after caregiving – through the lens of the personal and the professional

EAPC blog
Article by Dr Joyce Cavaye and Dr Jacqueline H Watts, senior lecturers in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Accelerating palliative care development in western Africa

International children’s edition: An interview with Sabine Kraft: ICPCN’s new Chair of the Board of Trustees

Ireland edition: Views and ideas from public sought to improve palliative care experiences

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