Daily News Roundup – 17 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Health Minister visits Southern Area Hospice

Northern Ireland Executive
During the visit to the hospice in Newry, Health Minister Jim Wells was given a tour of the facility and had the opportunity to meet with local people who use the hospice and its services.

Princess Alice Hospice worker wins national award

Surrey Comet
Anne Cullen, from the Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, has won a silver award at the Social Worker of the Year awards.

Matthew Hoggard donates TV show winnings to children’s hospice

Leicester Mercury
Former cricketer Matthew Hoggard has shared his winnings from ITV’s The Chase Celebrity Special with Rainbows hospice for children and young people.

The end of life academy

Mac Voice Winter 2014
Bev Clark, Macmillan Practice Development Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care at City Health Care Partnership CIC, describes her team’s success in providing palliative care training to community nurses.

Tony Nicklinson’s widow takes right-to-die case to Europe

BBC News
The widow of right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson is taking his fight to the European Court of Human Rights.

There is life after a dementia diagnosis

The Guardian – blog
“Joan Bakewell’s moving interview with Prunella Scales showed that our ageing society urgently needs to replace stigma with understanding, and ostracism with acceptance.”

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

Irish Hospice Foundation offers advice on coping with bereavement this Christmas

ehospice International edition
The Irish Hospice Foundation is advising people who are bereaved to plan ahead and keep things simple as a way of coping with their loss this Christmas.

A token of gratitude from Khartoum to Kampala

ehospcie International edition
Dr Nahla Gafer comments on the benefits that palliative care training at Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) has offered her workplace in Khartoum, Sudan.

Comprehensive new analysis calls for improvements in end of life care

ehospice Canada
Health Quality Ontario (HQO) unveils a prescription for change to end of life care in Ontario. In a comprehensive new report, HQO calls for dramatic improvements in care for all people at the end of their lives.

Have you read the latest articles from the UK edition of ehospice?