Daily News Roundup – 1 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Shona Robison: Quality care should be given to all

Everyone should receive high quality palliative care, writes Shona Robison, Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport and MSP for Dundee City East.

New Blythe House Hospice chief sets out future vision

Buxton Advertiser
For 25 years Blythe House Hospice has been at the heart of its community, providing a much-loved lifeline for families in their hour of need, says new hospice director Janet Dunphy.

What’s on the menu at the Death Cafe?

Financial Times
Held at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney, a stone’s throw from where the first ever Death Cafe was held by the movement’s founder Jon Underwood in 2011, this is clearly a place where many people come to face their worst fears about death.

Tell us the truth over cancer care: protest planned in Staffordshire

Express & Star
More than 100 protesters will hold a demonstration next week demanding answers over a £1.2 billion plan to contract out cancer and end of life services in Staffordshire.

Insight: Attitudes to terminal illness are changing

Despite Holyrood’s decisive rejection of the assisted suicide bill, its supporters believe attitudes to terminal illness are changing, writes Euan McColm.

St Clare Hospice salutes the dedication of its army of volunteers

Harlow Star
The important role played by the army of helpers at St Clare Hospice has been highlighted ahead of national Volunteers Week.

Precious moments

Oxford Mail
Families will have many fears when facing death, but the quality of hospice care in Oxfordshire need not be among them.

From across ehospice editions:

The 68th World Health Assembly and palliative care

Calculating the global need for children’s palliative care

Cape Town: New pharmacy opens at correctional facility

Two health care trailblazers honoured

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