Daily news roundup – 13 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Irish need to be as good with the dying as with death

Irish Times
“Unbearable suffering and assisted suicide are far from the only options at the end of life,” writes Breda O’Brien.

Marie Curie researcher nets European award

Marie Curie blog
Dr Bridget Candy, a researcher at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at UCL, has been awarded the European Association of Palliative Care’s (EAPC) Post-Doc Researcher Award 2016.

Fundraising expert pledges to raise £1m a year for hospice patients

Bucks Free Press
The new head of fundraising and marketing at South Bucks Hospice, Liz Taylor, has pledged to raise £1 million a year to go towards a new centre in High Wycombe.

Hospice outlines new five-year plan

Worthing Herald
St Barnabas House has outlined a new five-year plan to bring in more specialist services for patients, as well as push their home hospice care to allow more people to live out the rest of their days at home.

71-year-old who doesn’t like jam makes £50,000 from making and selling it

Gloucestershire Echo
Wendy Mills has raised £50,000 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice from making and selling jam.

Pioneering doctor and volunteer retires after years of hospice work

Chichester Observer
Roy Walford was the second doctor at St Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester and, after retirement, became a keen volunteer.

Thousands of doctors help people die every year, says head of Britain’s assisted dying organisation

Daily Mail
‘Thousands’ of doctors are helping terminally ill patients to die every year, Baroness Molly Meacher, the new chairwoman of Dignity in Dying, has claimed.

Gardening and volunteering: The new wonder drugs?

BBC News
There is a growing body of research that suggests volunteering is good for your health, and last month The King’s Fund published a report extolling the virtues of gardening.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Venu’s story

Kenya edition: What is geriatric medicine

South Africa edition: Q&A with Trish Gilles, CEO of Grahamstown Hospice

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