Daily News Roundup – 12 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Parents back £10m Norfolk hospice appeal and tell how EACH helped them following the death of their baby

EDP24
When David and Mary Taylor’s baby son Jude died at just a few weeks old, amid the devastating heartbreak they found a glimmer of solace at a Norfolk hospice.

Helena Hospice praised by patients

Daily Gazette
Nine out of ten patients have given St Helena Hospice and its staff the highest possible recommendation, latest figures show.

St Luke’s Hospice plan’s opponents ‘given wrong information’

Thurrock Gazette
Opposition to plans to build a new St Luke’s Hospice and 50 homes on green belt land may be based on false assumptions, hospice officials insist.

Tremendous trio honoured by the Queen

Borders Telegraph
Article about Judith Smith, a Macmillan nurse consultant in cancer and palliative care at the Borders General Hospital, who was made a Member of the British Empire for her services to oncology.

Farewell to my daughter Kate, who died on Christmas day

The Guardian
Kate Gross died of cancer on Christmas morning. She was 36, and left behind a husband and five-year-old twin boys. Her mother describes Kate’s final moments.

Divorced couple locked in dispute over ill daughter’s care

The Telegraph
A divorced couple are locked in a dispute about their terminally ill daughter’s care after the teenager’s mother demanded that she be allowed to die.

Peers seek to limit law on assisted dying

The Independent
The Assisted Dying Bill, proposed by former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer, has divided the House of Lords and is scheduled for its latest debate on Friday.

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

2nd notice: tender for final evaluation of international children’s palliative care project

ehospice International
Hospice UK is inviting applications to perform the final evaluation of an international project that is working to support the development of children’s palliative care in two countries.

Rural doctor launches startup to ease pain of dying patients

ehospice USA
In rural Humboldt County, in the far northern reaches of California, Dr Michael Fratkin is essentially the only doctor in a 120-mile stretch who does what he does.

Have you read the latest articles from the UK edition of ehospice?