Daily news roundup – 15 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Work completed on Darlington hospice’s £1.1m extension

The Northern Echo
Work has been completed on a new £1.1 million inpatient unit at St Teresa’s Hospice in Darlington. The hospice plans to open the unit to patients later this year.

Ceramic forget-me-nots to carpet St Columba’s Hospice garden

Edinburgh News
Hundreds of blue and yellow ceramic flowers are to carpet the courtyard at St Columba’s Hospice in memory of loved ones who received care and comfort there in their final hours.

Unique Bentley designed by Sir Peter Blake for charity auction

The Telegraph
A pop art Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible designed by Sir Peter Blake will be auctioned at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to raise money for Care2Save Charitable Trust, which supports palliative and hospice care around the world.

Widow slams Hillingdon CCG for money-saving whilst denying her husband palliative care services

Get West London
Armelle Thomas, who lost her husband Tommy in August last year, was told by a nurse that “someone else had to die” so that Tommy could receive the palliative care he was denied.

It really would become us to prepare for death

The Scotsman
“People need support in their last days and all too often planning for the end is neglected”, writes Susan Lowes, Marie Curie’s policy and public affairs manager in Scotland.

We cannot fix people’s grief, only sit with them, in their darkness

The Guardian
“Compassion literally means to suffer alongside. The greatest gift we can give the bereaved, with the loneliness that accompanies loss, is to not run away,” writes Giles Fraser.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Advocacy for access to controlled medicines – promoting balanced drug policy for palliative care

International edition: Updating Living Will law in Thailand

International edition: 2016 Portuguese Palliative Care Congress raises the bar

Canada edition: Government introduces legislation to provide medical assistance in dying

South Africa edition: A practical guide to preparing to die

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