Daily News Roundup – 13 January 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice closed by fire

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 appointed executive director at WHPCA

EAPC blog
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.

David Bowie, and why Dying Matters: A reflection

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.

David Bowie planned his end as he lived – on his own terms, blazing a trail

The Guardian
The rockstar may have been a profoundly unique musician, but his secrecy regarding his terminal condition is increasingly common.

Nuneaton’s Mary Ann Evans Hospice marks 25 years of care

Nuneaton News
A cherished charity in Nuneaton is marking a major milestone. The Mary Ann Evans Hospice is celebrating 25 years of ‘silver service’.

The UK’s crisis in palliative care for children makes the Give to GOSH appeal vital and timely

The Independent
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.

A preferred place of palliative care should be viewed like a birth plan

Pulse
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.

New fundraising platform encourages donors to give little and often

The Guardian
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.

From across ehospice editions:

Palliative care for chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Sri Lanka

UK genome project helps its first two patients

Irish Cancer Society reverses decision to cut financial support for families of children with cancer

Matric pupil ‘Paying it forward’ to hospice

Kitui officially launches palliative care unit

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