Daily News Roundup – 16 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Havens Hospices secures new site after four-year battle

BBC News
Havens Hospices in Essex has secured permission to build a larger, specialist site after four years of fighting to get plans approved.

Warriors’ support is a “tower of strength” for children’s hospice

Worcester News
Rugby stars visited Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester in the build-up to a televised charity match.

Freemasons have now donated more than £11 million to hospices

Two hundred and forty-two hospices across England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are currently receiving grants from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity totalling £600,000.

Planning ahead provides peace of mind for end of life care

Community Care
“Most people don’t want to think about the end of their life, but planning in advance gives them, not the professionals, the final say in their treatment,” says Usha Grieve, information strategy manager at Compassion in Dying.

Assisted dying debates full of talk about compassion – but no mention of this in the bill

The Conversation
“As the assisted dying bill proceeds through parliament it is clear that further consideration needs also to be given to what precisely is understood by ‘compassion’,” write two academics from the University of Portsmouth.

Social work for charities: how I support the families of very ill children

The Guardian – social care network
Family support worker Bobby Owen offers emotional support and practical advice about sibling care, employment and housing when a child is in hospital.

Acevo to devise plan for charities to relieve pressure on the NHS

Civil Society
Acevo has set up a task force of health and social care charities to come up with a plan for the sector to provide more support to overrun NHS accident and emergency departments.

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

Just two weeks left to submit an abstract for the Cardiff Conference

ehospice International children’s edition
The deadline for abstracts for the 7th Cardiff International Conference in Paediatric Palliative Care is 1 February 2015.

‘Silent Mentors’: aspects of Buddhist bioethics in Taiwan

ehospice International edition
In December, Emeritus Professors Sheila Payne from the UK and Margaret O’Connor from Australia were keynote speakers at the National Taiwan University, at a week long research workshop on ‘Cancer, Hospice/Palliative Care and Bioethics in South East Asian Countries’.

Vote for Dr M.R. Rajagopal for Indian of the Year

ehospice International edition
Dr M.R. Rajagopal, Chairman of Pallium India, has been nominated for the ‘CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014’ award in the Public Service category.

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