Daily News Roundup – 10 June 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Grandma’s dying wishes came true

Halifax Courier

A mother was granted her dying wishes – to meet her granddaughter and to walk her daughter down the aisle.

The BMJ Today: Dying to talk about it – care and conversations near the end of life

BMJ Blog

Alison Tonks, associate editor at The BMJ asks: Why do we find it so difficult to talk about dying?

Putney nine year old’s 5k run raises extraordinary sum


Nine year old Tobias Davey completed his first ever 5k run, and has raised funds for Trinity Hospice in Clapham beyond his expectations.

Thousands join campaign to save Canterbury hospice

ITV News

A campaign to stop a Canterbury hospice from closing has attracted more than 13 thousand supporters – causing trustees to reconsider. A trustee of Pilgrims Hospice said she was “extremely concerned” about the level of opposition.

The hidden army of carers

BBC News

There are 1.4m people working for the health service and a similar number staffing care homes and providing vital home help. But these figures are dwarfed by a hidden workforce – the UK’s army of carers.

Who gets palliative care and what difference does this palliative care make?


Dr Fliss Murtagh reflects on Professor David Currow’s ‘outstanding plenary presentation’ at the 8th EAPC World Research Congress.

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