Daily News Roundup – 1 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Northern Ireland Hospice CEO Heather Weir goes under the Belfast Live spotlight

Belfast Live
Interview with Heather Weir, chief executive of Northern Ireland Hospice.

Dermot O’Leary adds support to Essex Hospice

ITV News
TV and radio presenter Dermot O’Leary has agreed to become the new patron of St Helena Hospice.

Severn Hospice shop managers take on antiques auction challenge

Halls
Managers and assistant managers from Severn Hospice’s 22 retail shops have been brushing up on their antiques knowledge in preparation for a ‘Bargain Hunt’ type challenge in July.

We don’t encourage suicide, so why should we assist it?

The Spectator blog
“As MPs prepare to consider a private member’s bill to license ‘assisted dying’, in Belgium a young woman with mental health problems has been cleared for euthanasia some time this summer,” writes Lord Alton of Liverpool.

Lord Carlile: British law should neither encourage or assist anyone’s suicide

Politics Home
Writing on Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill, Lord Carlile of Berriew says Parliament cannot decide whether it is safe to change the law unless it has approved a safeguarding system.

Thousands are dying alone and unloved, Jeremy Hunt warns

The Telegraph
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says that Britain has an ‘obligation’ to look after the elderly and is ‘shocked’ that thousands of people die alone.

‘Having a seriously ill child has changed me as a father and a doctor’

The Guardian
“My daughter’s diagnosis with cystic fibrosis helped me to understand the everyday struggles faced by my patients and their families,” writes paediatrician Salvatore Rotondetto.

From across ehospice editions:

Irish Hospice Foundation calls for extension of free medical card for children with ALL life limiting illness

Strategising for improved hospice patient outcomes in Japan

Of tsunami, an aerated orange drink and an omelette – a story from India

Caring for the Human Spirit