Daily News Roundup – 17 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

The cancer patient who chose a hospice in the UK after ‘briefly considering’ travelling to Switzerland to end her life

ITV News
Janice Beaman, who has been told she has less than 12 months to live due to pancreatic cancer, tells ITV News she briefly considered Dignitas but instead has turned to The Hospice of St Francis for help and support until the end.

The Observer view on a dignified end to life

The Observer
Still more must to be done to make sure that a dying person’s final days are made as peaceful as possible, says an editorial in the Observer

Bishop: you can give terminally ill a dignified death ‘without killing them’

Daily Telegraph
A prominent bishop has hit back at calls from the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey to legalise assisted dying, insisting it is possible to enable people to die with dignity “without killing them.”

Dougie Mac chief executive slams ‘privatisation’ plans she warns could damage hospice’s services

Stoke Sentinel
The head of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice has warned that a programme to ‘privatise’ care for dying people in Staffordshire will seriously damage services for its patients.

High praise for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice from industry inspectors after scoring above national average

Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Brackenhall’s Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice scored nearly full marks in an assessment carried out by inspectors from the Patient-led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE).

Hospice’s day care closure devastates brain tumour victim

York Press
The wife of a brain tumour patient says he is devastated by the proposed three-month closure of the day care service run by St Leonard’s Hospice in York.

Befriending initiative by local hospice

Newbury Today
Sue Ryder, together with Reading’s Duchess of Kent Hospice and Wokingham’s Day Hospice, is on the lookout for volunteers to take part in a national study measuring the impact of befriending on reducing loneliness and social isolation at the end of life.

Volunteer’s 20 years of dedication to Thorpe Hall Hospice

Stamford Mercury
Louise, aged 73, from Easton-on-the-Hill, has volunteered her services to the hospice for the past 20 years, using her skills in counselling to help care for both patients and their families.

From across ehospice editions:

Palliative care for prisoners in South Africa

Private lives played out in public

Call for sessions proposals open for hospice leadership conference

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