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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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: