Daily news roundup – 10 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice ward reopens with fresh new look, with a little help from friends

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 help local hospice raise funds

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 health cuts: Crisis house, centre for disabled children and hospice under threat

Shropshire Star
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”.

No more NHS ambulances for ‘outstanding’ hospice

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.

Doctor to use NI Hospice experiences to improve care of the dying in Nepal

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.

Founders of Ireland’s children’s hospice the ‘LauraLynn Foundation’ step down

Irish Independent
Jane and Brendan Mc Kenna, the founders of Ireland’s first children’s hospice, the LauraLynn foundation have stepped down from the charity.

Rising numbers could face ‘crippling pain’ as NHS rationing spreads

The Telegraph
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.

Andrew McDonald: The war of words about cancer

BMJ blog
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?

A bibliography of the publications of Cicely Saunders

End of life studies blog
Profession David Clark and Ruth Ashfield have compiled a chronological bibliography of the publications of Cicely Saunders.

Breathing new life into the funeral business

The Conversation
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.