Daily News Roundup – 15 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Is it time to help the hospices?

BBC News
Despite playing a crucial role, the hospice movement remains very much a charitable enterprise. Hospices care for 120,000 people a year – treble that if you count the family members they support. The BBC visited patients at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice to find out more.

Better palliative care is top priority

The Scotsman
Richard Meade, Marie Curie Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Scotland, asks why do some people with a terminal illness other than cancer miss out on palliative care?

End of life care pilot scheme launched in Derry

Derry Now
A pilot scheme asking local people to undertake small acts of compassion for people receiving end of life care has been launched in Derry.

Tennis ball signed by Fred Perry and Andy Murray raises £27,000 for hospice

Daily Mirror
The ball was was one three signed by Perry and given to the young Murray by a cancer patient at the St Peter and St James Hospice in Lewes, East Sussex.

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

St Leonards hospice fire: Murder suspect was patient

BBC News
A 67-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after a fire at a hospice was a patient there, managers have said.

Patients killed in hospice arson attack named

ITV News
Police have named two patients who died in a suspected arson attack at a hospice in East Sussex.

From across ehospice editions:

Foresight and futures – an approach to support hospice and palliative care development?

Psychosocial training in CPC in Prague, just the beginning

New resource for journalists reporting on palliative care issues

Respecting the needs and wants of the elderly and the frail

LauraLynn – one family’s double heartbreak that changed the face of care for terminally ill children in Ireland