The Westmorland Gazette
After a two-week closure for renovations, the inpatient ward at St John’s Hospice, Lancaster, has reopened with new curtains and furniture and a new nurses’ station.
Young offenders at HM Young Offenders’ Institute in Aylesbury have been fixing up old bicycles which will help raise money for South Bucks Hospice.
Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group has warned its deficit will rise further unless action is taken. Severn Hospice is likely to keep funding for services it provides – but that is subject to an “evaluation”.
Times of Tunbridge Wells
From next month terminally ill patients who need to visit the Hospice in the Weald’s day centre or leave the facility to attend hospital appointments will have to find their own way of getting around.
The Irish News
Dr Rajesh Gongal, who has spent more than a year working for the Northern Ireland Hospice, is to bring his experiences back home to Nepal to establish the first palliative care teaching centre.
Jane and Brendan Mc Kenna, the founders of Ireland’s first children’s hospice, the LauraLynn foundation have stepped down from the charity.
Increasing numbers of patients will be left to endure “crippling pain” as rationing spreads across the NHS, one of Britain’s most senior surgeons has warned.
This autumn the National Theatre’s repertoire will include a musical about cancer. Be honest. What is your first reaction? Revulsion at the poor taste of those involved? Despair that the theatre hasn’t got anything better to do? Or a sense of relief that a serious topic is about to be stripped of its mythology?
End of life studies blog
Profession David Clark and Ruth Ashfield have compiled a chronological bibliography of the publications of Cicely Saunders.
Many funerals are now designed to display not the family’s respectability but the deceased’s individuality. They focus not on looking forward to the next life, but on looking back to celebrate the unique life that was lived.