Daily News Roundup – 17 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care charity, Longfield, becomes Gloucestershire’s first centre of excellence

Gloucester Citizen
Longfield (formally known as Cotswold Care Hospice), has become a regional centre for the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) – the only one in the South West.

New service to offer end of life care

News Post Leader
Marie Curie has teamed up with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to launch an innovative new partnership delivering high quality palliative and end of life care and support.

Online petition on cancer and end of life services in Staffordshire reaches almost 62,000 signatures

Staffordshire Newsletter
A campaigner behind a petition against contracting out cancer and end of life services in Staffordshire says she has been overwhelmed by the online support – but is urging more people to sign.

Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice launches first heart failure course

Henley Herald
People living with severe heart failure across South Oxfordshire have benefited from a new person-centred course run by Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice.

Not just a number: 57% support “Elderly Tax”

LBC
Nearly two thirds (57%) of the British public support a specific tax to fund care for the elderly, while only 12% oppose it according an LBC poll.

Popular Bristol doctor to say goodbye to St Peter’s Hospice after 39 years in medical profession

Bristol Post
After 25 years as medical director of St Peter’s Hospice, Dr Carole Dacombe will be saying her farewells to her colleagues ahead of her retirement at the end of the month.

Royal visit to celebrate High Peak hospice’s 25th anniversary

Buxton Advertiser
Blythe House Hospice in Chapel-en-le-Frith is to receive a visit from HRH The Earl of Wessex on the afternoon of Thursday 30 April.

From across ehospice editions:

Advance Care Planning Day – perspectives from around the world

Children’s palliative care takes root in Bangladesh

Conference Board of Canada research shows need for national seniors strategy

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