Daily News Roundup – 12 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice inspections show most are ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

BBC News
More than 90% of England’s hospices inspected so far have been rated as “good” or “outstanding”, the care watchdog said.

Plymouth charity St Luke’s Hospice announces departure of two of its most senior staff

Plymouth Herald
St Luke’s Hospice has announced the departure of two of its most senior members of staff – on the same day.

Three town institutions come together to launch new course in end of life care

Bolton News
The University of Bolton is working with Bolton Hospice and Bolton NHS Foundation Trust to launch the new course in palliative and end of life care, which will start in January.

Open letter from Mary Butterwick’s family: ‘She didn’t want anyone to experience the loss of a loved one as she did’

Gazette Live
Mary Butterwick’s son and daughter have penned an open letter of thanks following their mum’s funeral today.

‘The staff at Chestnut Tree House go above and beyond in ways above imagination’

Chichester Observer
The Chichester Observer profiles the care given by Chestnut Tree House to Iona-May, a baby born nine weeks prematurely, and her family.

‘Cancer taboos need to be broken down in Asian community’, says campaign organiser

Bradford Telegraph & Argus
A woman is campaigning to increase cancer awareness in Asian communities after losing family and friends to the disease.

As Hospice Care Week draws to a close, we round up some of the media coverage surrounding the week:

Mum-of-four’s hospice week tribute salutes North Herts care team’s kindness (The Comet) 

Myton celebrate staff and supporters in Hospice Care Week (Coventry Observer)

Daughter praises ‘amazing’ hospice as part of Hospice Care Week (Leamington Observer)

Week celebrates local hospice care (Bexhill-on-sea Observer)

Sunderland couple want to change image of hospices (Sunderland Echo)

From across ehospice editions:

Ending needless suffering in Francophone Africa

Remember the Hidden Patients after World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Revealing hidden lives of children needing palliative care through a camera lens

Inequities in specialist palliative care services need to be addressed to ensure best end of life care for all

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