Daily News Roundup – 16 June 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Canterbury Pilgrims Hospice closure plans abandoned


Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury has abandoned plans to close hospice beds in Canterbury because of the strength of public feeling.

My Mum’s final act of love was to throw all her stuff into a skip

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson reflects on the death of his Mum and her excellent advance planning. 

GPs back the right to die for terminally ill

The Times

A small majority of GPs would like the option of an assisted suicide if they were terminally ill, according to a survey.

Ageing Britons with HIV need more support, say nursing chiefs

The Guardian

Lack of healthcare training and poor public awareness add to HIV patients’ stress, says Royal College of Nursing.

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Stephen Sutton recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Civil Society

Stephen Sutton was awarded an MBE for his services to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Stephen who died in May had accepted the proposed award before he passed away.

Queen’s Birthday Honours for hospice volunteer and college principal

Canterbury Times

A BEM has been awarded to Pilgrims Hospices volunteer, Christine Pledger, while the Principal of CATS College Canterbury, Jonathan Ullmer, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Founding trustee of Ty Hafan children’s hospice awarded MBE

Penarth Times

Robert Brynmor Lewis JP, the chair of Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice in Sully, was among other Welsh people honoured this weekend as he was awarded an MBE in recognition of his voluntary service to Paediatric Palliative Care.

Kettering hospice fundraiser’s hard work recognised with MBE

Northamptonshire Telegraph

Di Patrick, a hard-working fundraiser who has helped boost the profile of Kettering’s Cransley Hospice, has seen her hard work recognised with an MBE.

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