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