Daily news roundup – 13 July 2016

Categories: In The Media.

‘Transfesto’ demands greater awareness of gender identity after death

The Independent
Researchers and activists have released a ‘transfesto’, calling for greater awareness of issues faced by transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming people after they die.

Elderly denied support as councils struggle to cope with national living wage bills

The Telegraph
Elderly people are quietly being denied support by councils struggling to cope with funding cuts and rising carer bills fuelled by the National Living Wage, according to new analysis from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).

Halton Haven Hospital declared ‘outstanding’

Runcorn and Widnes World
The hospice was awarded top marks by the healthcare watchdog the Care Quality Commission for the way it responds to the needs of patients and their families.

Delight as inspectors praise ‘outstanding’ Havering-atte-Bower hospice

Romford Recorder
Saint Francis Hospice has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in April.

Work to restore Cheltenham day hospice damaged by flooding completed

Gloucestershire Live
Contractors worked tirelessly to repair the Sue Ryder day hospice damaged by flooding last month following a five-figure donation by the community.

Hospice stalwart Chris retires after making a difference to countless lives

Scunthorpe Telegraph
Nurse Chris Dyer retired last week after working for more than two decades at the Lindsey Lodge Hospice in Scunthorpe.

Palliative care training in Rwanda: Working together to effect change

EAPC blog
Julie McCarthy, specialist palliative care pharmacist Prescriber, and Dr Victoria Smart, GP and hospice doctor at Mary Stevens Hospice, explain how individual health professionals and the forming of personal links are an integral part of supporting the development of global palliative care.

The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End by Katie Roiphe review – how to cope with death

The Guardian
This study of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, and how they coped with the mystery of extinction, is also a memoir about brushes with mortality.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Building partnerships between palliative care and traditional health practitioners for care of people living with HIV in South Africa

Kenya edition: We can do more!

USA edition: Advance planning for your end of life care

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