Daily news roundup – 13 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Gardens for hospice and elderly add to RHS health focus at Chelsea

Horticulture Week
The Garden Bed, designed by Alison Doxey and Stephen Welch and inspired by a garden Welsh designed for Les Bourgs Hospice in Guernsey, is one of a number of health-themed gardens at Chelsea this year.

Woman remarries her husband after years apart – and he dies of cancer days later

Jane and Steve Cottam remarried at St Catherine’s Hospice in Preston years after they split up.

Exclusive look inside St Andrew’s Hospice’s new ‘state of the art’ facility

Grimsby Telegraph
The final phase of the £6.5 million St Andrew’s Hospice redevelopment in Grimsby is expected to open to patients by the end of the month.

New environment centre at children’s hospice is now open to people across Barnet

Times Series
A new environment centre marks the first part of plans for a bigger health service at the Noah’s Ark Children’s hospice.

£30m contract for adult social services is ‘Trojan horse’ for privatisation, warn campaigners

A £30 million block contract for operating end of life care and district nursing services in East Yorkshire – described as a Trojan horse for privatisation by local councillors – has been put out to tender by a local clinical commissioning group.

Plane turned around for couple to visit dying grandson

BBC News
A pilot has been praised for his compassionate actions after he allowed an elderly couple to get off a plane moments before take-off so they could visit their dying grandson in hospital.

Liam Neeson is a tree creature in A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls follows a young boy (played by Lewis MacDougall) whose mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer and the only way he can deal with it is with the help of a massive old tree monster who tells him stories. But, he’s also a monster, so he’s probably super scary at times, too.

Making your hospice more research active – where do you start?

EAPC blog
By Dr Liz Reed, research lead at Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, which provides a range of palliative care services to patients and families as well as delivering a thriving education and research programme.

From across the ehospice editions:

South Africa edition: Volunteering for a cause, not for applause

USA edition: Statistics on volunteering and hospice

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