Daily News Roundup – 12 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

New approach for end of life care at Kettering hospital

Northamptonshire Telegraph
A new approach to improve the way people are cared for in the last year of their lives is being developed at Kettering General Hospital.

‘Martin House Hospice helped me to realise I was not alone’

Yorkshire Post
Sanam Rafiq readily admits that the care of her six-year-old daughter had left her at “breaking point”. But the support which she has been given from a Yorkshire children’s hospice has helped transform her family’s lives.

Why is choice in end of life care so elusive?

Huffington Post
When it comes to personal preferences, whether it concerns Starbucks or schools, these days most of us expect to be able to freely choose from a range of options which we can match with our individual needs and wishes. So why is choice about the care we receive at the end of life and where we will die the glaring exception?

Judge to decide whether Royal Liverpool hospital patient should be allowed to die

Liverpool Echo
A judge will consider whether a Royal Liverpool hospital patient with an incurable brain illness should be allowed to die. The Court of Protection in London heard the Huntington’s disease sufferer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was being fed via feeding tube.

Charity sector calls on Prime Minister to overturn anti-advocacy clauses

Civil Society
More than 140 charity leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to reverse the decision to add an anti-advocacy clause into grant agreements.

Have people with a terminal illness ‘lost a battle’?

Marie Curie blog
Last week, we shared a letter on our Facebook page from Dr Tim Rubidge in The Independent about the use of “battle” or “war” language when talking about people who have a terminal illness.

Children and patients share lessons in life in Loros schools project

Leicester Mercury
Schoolchildren have been spending an afternoon every week with terminally ill patients as part of a new pilot project launched at a hospice.

You did it! Our campaign helps St John’s Hospice clear its deficit

Lancaster Guardian
Two years ago, St John’s Hospice was in deficit by £500,000, but with the help of our Save Our Hospice campaign, it can now carry out its vital work in the community with a clean slate.

From across ehospice editions:

Into that good night – coming to terms with hospice

Not the end but the beginning – Lien Collaborative training concludes in Myanmar

New video by Ladybug House in Seattle

The Reflection Room: Creating space for reflection and shared storytelling

Study on hospice visit variation