Daily News Roundup – 15 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

‘The wish to die vanishes when terminally-ill patients are listened to and get the care they need’

Wales Online
Palliative care expert Baroness Ilora Finlay describes her pride in the National Assembly’s vote against assisted dying.

Care prisons needed for sick and elderly inmates, says jail boss

Herald Scotland
The governor of one of Scotland’s highest security jails has said the prison system is struggling to cope with prisoners who have significant health problems, or need palliative care for terminal illnesses.

St Asaph hospice’s remarkable recovery after recession put it on the brink of closure

Daily Post
David Jones, the MP for Clwyd West, was blown away by the survival story of St Kentigern Hospice in St Asaph when he was told about it during a visit.

Cancer payout to benefit hospice that cared for Sid

Yorkshire Evening Post
St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds, which cared for a Wetherby man while he was dying from asbestos-related cancer, has received almost £20,000 after lawyers fought a claim against the company he worked for.

Camilla throws a ‘magical’ party for terminally ill children at Clarence House

Daily Mail
The Duchess of Cornwall served up sausages and mash at a tea party for children and their families from the Helen & Douglas House, of which she has been patron since 2007.

Time capsule hidden in new extension at Naomi House

Basingstoke Gazette
A time capsule has been hidden for a future generation to find in the rafters of an extension at Naomi House and Jacksplace children’s hospice.

The hidden lives of those who care

BBC News
While nobody sets out to be an unpaid carer, it is a job more than six million people currently perform, according to the 2011 Census. This hidden workforce, thought to save the economy £119 billion a year, is drawn from all ages and backgrounds.

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: Do not leave those suffering behind

ehospice International edition
On the first ever Universal Health Coverage Day on Friday, the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance released a report on: ‘Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: Do not leave those suffering behind’.

Marilyn’s remarkable journey

ehospice USA
In 2011, Thomas received news that would change his life forever. His mother, Marilyn, had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Marilyn’s story demonstrates the true power of family and how any one of us can defy overwhelming odds.

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