Daily News Roundup – 14 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Children’s Hospice Trust staff ‘deserve medals’

Stoke Sentinel
Georgia is a regular visitor to the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice and her parents consider staff almost like family, with the services it provides their ‘lifeline’.

Panto star Christopher Biggins judges festive sock competition at Nottinghamshire Hospice

Nottingham Post
Pantomime dame Christopher Biggins brought a smile to hospice patients when he judged their charity Christmas sock competition.

Knitters wrap up town’s hospice with love

Wakefield Express
Dedicated volunteers have knitted a giant scarf which they have wrapped around Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice to raise awareness of the facility.

Help sick kids this Christmas with The Sun on Sunday’s hospice appeal

The Sun
Appeal will raise money for Derian House, Shooting Star Chase, St Oswald’s, Rachel House, Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, Hope House Hospices and Ty Gobaith.

‘Our new Christmas ritual is visiting the cemetery’

The Telegraph
William Chubb pays tribute to his late wife, the Telegraph writer Cassandra Jardine, and reveals how the family keep her memory alive at this time of year.

What community engagement looks like

Together for Short Lives blog
Director of practice and service development Katrina McNamara writes about community engagement in children’s palliative care.

Nurse Sally tells us about caring at Christmas

Marie Curie blog
Marie Curie Nurse Sally talks about the care that Marie Curie Nurses provide to the families they support, especially at this time of year.

Adult social care outlook ‘bleak’, warns think tank

BBC News
The future for adult social care services in England “looks bleak”, a think tank International Longevity Centre has warned.

From across ehospice editions:

Article by Human Rights Watch explains human rights advocacy approach to palliative care

Australia: Palliative care phone support available over the holiday season

USA: Horses for hospice