Daily news roundup – 10 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

A celebration of life is a part of death: Victoria Hospice marks 20 years

Fife Today
Nestled in a quiet corner of Victoria Hospital, the hospice is cottage like in appearance with a radiating warmth that belies the nature of its existence.

Arthur Rank Hospice’s new £10.5 million home to open its doors to the public

Ely Standard
The Arthur Rank Hospice is to showcase its new £10.5 million base before it is opened to patients next month.

‘Your life is threatened – and you think again’: Moving letters will change your mind about hospices

Leicester Mercury
To mark the end of Hospice Care Week, The Mercury has published a number of letters which reveal the different aspects of Loros’s work and the incredible job it does.

Trust introduces dignity bags as permanent part of end of life care after successful trial

Yellow Advertiser
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is offering dignity bags to people suffering bereavements following a successful trial.

Why a person’s death should never be painful

netdoctor
“I have known people who view hospices as scary before they’ve been there, but at a later stage in their journey see them as a safe and protective space​,” writes Clare Periton, CEO at Helen & Douglas House.

Campaign urges nurses to consider jobs in children’s hospices, as families in need struggle to access help

The Huffington Post
Article about Together for Short Lives’ campaign around the shortage of nurses working in children’s hospices or specialising in palliative care.

Hospice research reflections: #WhyWeDoResearch with children and young people

#WhyWeDoResearch campaign Blog
Lizzie Chambers, from Together for Short Lives, and Sarah Russell, from Hospice UK, talk to Krys Castro, who leads a team of research nurses supporting research involving children across the West Midlands.

How drama can help children express their grief

Marie Curie blog
When bereaved children don’t have the words to express how they feel, drama therapy can help, according to MA student Natalie Mihajlovic, who has been working with a group of children at the Marie Curie Hospice, West Midlands.

DNR: Do Not Recoil from a difficult conversation

BMA blog – The Secret Doctor
“Golden lads and girls all must, as chimney sweepers come to dust.” Everybody dies, at some point and ‘do not resuscitate’ orders are a part of normality on the ward.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2016 – Living and dying in pain: it doesn’t have to happen

Lucy’s Light
“Palliative care is not just about end of life care, it’s about living, too. Living well, symptom control and quality of life as well as end of life care and support to have a good death.”