Daily News Roundup – 14 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Terminally ill student presented with degree in moving hospice ceremony days before he died

Daily Mirror
A terminally ill student was presented with his university degree at his hospice just days before he died. Max Neill, 49, was surrounded by family and friends at the moving ceremony prior to his death from bowel cancer.

Terminally ill Paul Daniels praised for candour

Dying Matters
Magician and entertainer Paul Daniels has decided to return home to see out his final days after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

Dougie Mac home care service saved

Stoke Sentinel
The Douglas Macmillan Hospice’s home care service has been saved – to protect 36 jobs. Bosses at the Blurton-based charity were in talks over closing its Sunflower Home Care, prompting a public outcry.

We’ll never live forever: let’s look at end of life care differently

The Guardian
A BMA report finds flaws in care for those who are dying. Immortalilty is not all it’s cracked up to be, as Gulliver found out – and it’s better to die on your own terms, writes Archie Bland.

St Catherine’s Hospice helping people whose skin swells

Crawley News
A clinic at St Catherine’s Hospice that treats swelling in tissue after cancer treatment is being promoted as part of an awareness week.

X Factor stars visit South Yorkshire children’s hospice

The Star
X Factor winner Louisa Johnson and fellow finalists hit the right note with patients, families and staff during a visit to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Rotherham.

From across ehospice editions:

People in pain – calling for improved global access to controlled medications

Transition masterclass draws over 100 attendees in Glasgow

Nyeri paediatric palliative care workshop

True perseverance never fails

Strategic opportunities for hospice