Daily News Roundup – 16 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice and 50 homes to be built

Echo
Plans for a new hospice (St Luke’s) and 50 houses on green belt land in Thurrock will go ahead after a minister ruled out the need for a public inquiry.

Robbie Williams makes surprise appearance for hospice

BBC News
Robbie Williams made a surprise appearance at an auction selling some of his memorabilia for charity. The singer took control of the gavel as 150 items, including handwritten lyrics and bespoke suits, went under the hammer for Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

Staff shortages warning at Leicestershire mental health trust

Nursing Times
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has been told to address staffing shortages, after the Care Quality Commission raised concerns about the safety of services, flagging up a “heavy reliance” on bank staff, especially in acute services and end of life care.

Foyle Hospice search for bride who wore this wedding dress

Derry Journal
Volunteers at the Foyle Hospice charity shop in Derry have mounted a search to find the mystery owner of a stunning vintage wedding dress which was recently donated to them.

Assisted suicide stories feature prominently in today’s news:

Caring for the dying has taught me the dangers of assisted suicide

Huffington Post
Baroness Ilora Finlay, Co-Chair of Living and Dying Well and Chair Elect of National Council for Palliative Care, explains her fears about assisted suicide.

Move to overturn UK assisted suicide law fails

The Guardian
An attempt to overturn the UK law on assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia by appealing to the European court of human rights has failed.

Hospices must speak out now about their views on assisted suicide

ehospice UK
In this editorial, Lucy Nickson, chief executive of Ashgate Hopsicecare, explains why she is calling on hospice leaders across the country to take part in the debate around legalising assisted suicide.

From across ehospice editions:

University of Canberra leads the way on rural facilities development

Three Wishes program offers compassion to the dying and their families

Proposed legislation calls for hospice payment reform testing