Daily News Roundup – 1 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

New trial to help people with incurable brain conditions being piloted in Nottingham

Nottingham Post
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – which runs the Queen’s Medical Centre and City Hospital – wants to see if people with conditions like motor neurone disease can be given the same kind of palliative care as cancer patients.

Leadership reflections from a hospice chief executive

Civil Society (subscription required)
David Praill shares the leadership lessons he has learned over two decades working at the heart of the hospice movement.

Anyone for tea and sympathy? Death cafes embrace last taboo

The Observer
Attitudes towards dying are shifting – and there’s even an Ideal Death Show coming up. What’s behind the emergence of a new spirit of openness?

‘Do not resuscitate’ form is not fit-for-purpose, say GPs

A form introduced across Wales to record whether patients with life-limiting illness or severe frailty wish to be resuscitated is ‘not fit for purpose’, NHS Wales has been told by GPs.

Stotfold mum pays tribute to Keech Hospice as the Alan Titchmarsh garden is unveiled

Biggleswade Today
Traffic came to a standstill outside Keech Hospice Care on as people queued to get in for Keech Fest – the official opening of the Alan Titchmarsh wildlife garden – including a mum from Stotfold.

10 things you never knew about St Catherine’s Hospice

Crawley News
Each year St Catherine’s Hospice cares for and supports more than 1,800 patients. Almost everyone in Crawley will be aware that it helps people with terminal illnesses and their families. But how much else do you know?

Celebrating 30 years of caring for people with life-limiting illnesses

Bucks Herald
This year marks 30 Years of Care for the charities that came together to found Rennie Grove.

Ahead of the House of Commons debate on the Assisted Dying Bill on Friday 11 September, we roundup some of the press coverage surrounding the issue:

Assisted dying bill: An open letter to Wolverhampton MP Rob Marris (Express & Star)

Assisted dying is the equivalent of a zero-hours contract with life (The Guardian)

Former director of public prosecutions calls for change in law to allow assisted dying (ITV News)

From across ehospice editions:

Palliative care for people with HIV in Uganda

Dealing with death in a busy hospital

Is hospice use alone a good indicator of quality of end of life care?