Daily News Roundup – 13 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice’s end of life service ‘at risk’

Lancashire Evening Post

Bosses at St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall have told of their fears that a vital service could be closed if a funding shortfall isn’t resolved.

The Pride of Nursing Awards: comforting and guiding hand in an awful time

Birmingham Mail

The dedicated work of Acorns Hospice nurse Fiona Whitehouse deserves recognition as part of the Mail’s Pride of Nursing campaign, say mum Susan Hall.

London’s death cafes are continuing an ancient tradition

Londonist
Death seems to be perfectly partnered with a cup of tea and a slice of cake; a concept which has now given rise to death cafe gatherings.

U2 star Bono reveals his father’s agonised last words to him as he lay dying from cancer

Daily Mirror
The legendary frontman said the pair were frequently at odds since his mother died when he was a child in a new book which will raise funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation, Sons+Fathers.

Public service volunteers on the frontline: share your experiences

The Guardian
There are approximately three million volunteers in health, disability and welfare organisations in the UK. That’s the same number as those who are employed in social care and NHS combined.

Cameron pledges ‘paid volunteering leave’

BBC News
A Conservative government would offer up to 15 million workers three days’ paid leave a year for volunteering.

From across ehospice editions:

Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance raises over £39,000 in Sierra Leone Ebola appeal

Increase in palliative care referrals and length of stay at Lebanese Center for Palliative Care – Balsam

Latest Paediatrics and Child Health Journal focuses on palliative care

Access to palliative care needs to be part of euthanasia debate