Daily news roundup – 12 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Somerset hospice blogger dies after battle with cancer

Western Gazette
A former headteacher who played a key role in a St Margaret’s Hospice campaign through her insightful blog has died.

10-year-old internet sensation head shave fundraiser to help launch hospice ‘Forget Me Not’ appeal

ITV news
Seven hundred and fifty handcrafted steel flowers have been planted in the grounds of Shrewsbury Castle, with each one for sale to raise funds to provide respite care for those who need the help of the Severn Hospice in Shropshire.

Kemp Hospice to mark 35 years as a registered charity

Kidderminster Shuttle
Since 1981 Kemp Hospice has been providing specialist care to people living with the difficulties of a life-limiting illness in Wyre Forest.

Hull’s double-decker daffodil bus pays touching tributes to loved ones

Hull Daily Mail
Stagecoach East Midlands launched the Daffodil Bus last month to raise £1,000 for Marie Curie by encouraging people to send in touching messages to those who have passed away, which will then be printed on the bus.

Investigation launched into plans for cancer and end of life care in Staffordshire

Staffordshire Newsletter
NHS England is to investigate proposals to contract out cancer and end of life services in Staffordshire to a consortium.

Realising ambitions: improving palliative and end of life care for all in three steps

NHS England blog
“As a busy GP, clinical lead and adviser to commissioners, I recognise that taking national policy recommendations and turning them into a locally-relevant, deliverable implementation plan is complex,” writes Sarah Mitchell.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Institutional barriers for access to opioid analgesics

Children’s edition: Profile of children’s palliative care in Portugal raised through the VIII National Palliative Care Conference

South Africa edition: “Hospice does not always equal death” – Neil McDonald CEO of Khanya Hospice

USA edition: National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, is approaching

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