Daily News Roundup – 14 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Works of love: Cicely Saunders and the hospice movement

Open Democracy
Profoundly rejecting the fatalistic response of the medical establishment, a new movement placed people at the heart of compassionate care at the end of their lives.

Neonatal service at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice receives £100,000 funding

Huddersfield Examiner
Thanks to a welcome £100,000 funding allocation from BBC’s Children in Need appeal, the Brackenhall-based hospice is able to further assist families on the journey from a baby’s diagnosis through to bereavement support.

Hospices unite to secure future funding

Crewe Chronicle
St Luke’s has banded together with St Ann’s, St Catherine’s and East Cheshire Hospice have signed up to Care2Save.co.uk.

Wild west party sees hundreds mark hospice charity Rennie Grove’s 30th birthday

Bucks Free Press
Rennie Grove Hospice Care threw a wild west-themed party to support the charity in its 30th anniversary year and raise funds and awareness for its 24-hour responsive service providing specialist care in patients’ homes across Bucks.

‘It was windy, so I swung about a bit’: Doris Long, 101, breaks abseiling record

The Guardian
Centenarian bests her own world’s oldest abseiler record by descending 94m of Portsmouth’s Spinnaker tower to raise money for the Rowans Hospice.

Further press coverage on arson attack at St Michael’s Hospice in St Leonards on Sea (see yesterday’s ehospice article for full details):

Hospice CEO says staff on night of fire were ‘true heroines’

ITV News
ITV spoke to Celia Pyke-Lees, who is the Chief Executive of St Michael’s Hospice, following the fire at the hospice in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Community rallies around St Michael’s Hospice

Hastings & St Leonards Observer
The community has been quick to rally around to help St Michael’s Hospice following Saturday’s devastating fire. Several charity events have already been set up by kind-hearted individuals.

Police waiting to question St Michael’s Hospice murder suspect

Bexhill on Sea Observer
Officers are waiting to question a man arrested on suspicion of murder following a fire at St Michael’s Hospice, St Leonards, in the early hours of Saturday. The 67-year-old suspect, who is known to the hospice, is ill in hospital.

From across ehospice editions:

Princess emphasises importance of palliative care for the Aga Khan Development Network

Wrap up of another successful Cardiff

Applications now open for Clinical Research Fellowships in palliative and end of life care

To allow or not to? Starting the discussion on whether nurses should prescribe opioids

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