Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Huddersfield’s children’s hospice has been forced to close after a fire. Firefighters were called to The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice at Brackenhall at 7.30am on Tuesday. No-one was injured but the hospice will remain closed until further notice.
Stephen Connor was appointed as executive director of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance on 1 January 2016. Here, Stephen talks about his work in palliative care and his new post at the WHPCA.
Dying Matters blog
David Bowie was able to manage his death as well as he managed his art. He was able to face the end of his life and use it as the basis of a final artistic statement, a goodbye to his fans and those he loved.
The rockstar may have been a profoundly unique musician, but his secrecy regarding his terminal condition is increasingly common.
A cherished charity in Nuneaton is marking a major milestone. The Mary Ann Evans Hospice is celebrating 25 years of ‘silver service’.
As we wake up to a new year we also need to wake up to the potential of a crisis in palliative care for children, writes Together for Short Lives chief executive Barbara Gelb.
In December, NICE released their long-anticipated guidelines for the care of patients in the last days of life. When you read it, you could be forgiven if you fail to spot how it differs from the now much maligned Liverpool Care Pathway.
Give Penny links to apps such as Fitbit, Runkeeper and Facebook to encourage sponsors to give donations per milestone rather than a fixed sum. Includes quote from Helen Fleming, head of corporate and major donor fundraising at St Joseph Hospice.
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