Daily News Roundup – 17 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Spotlight on Hertfordshire’s children’s hospice: ‘Good days, bad days, but they make our lives easier’

Comet 24

To highlight Keech Hospice Care’s Brave Herts campaign, a mum tells why the service is so crucial to her family.

New hospice centre hoping to change perceptions

Harrow Times

St Luke’s Hospice, in Harrow, officially opened its £680,000 centre on Saturday after celebrating its annual Christmas fair.

Support end of life care at home through partnership working

HSJ

Karen Torley of Marie Curie explains how palliative care at home was supported through successful partnerships with local providers in Durham and Darlington.

Hundreds put up signs opposing sale of cancer and end of life care in Staffordshire

Express and Star

Hundreds of homeowners have put signs up outside their homes in opposition to the move to allow companies to bid for a huge contract to provide cancer care and end of life services.

Gold Standards Framework revised to enable more care homes to gain end of life accreditation

Community Care

Care homes can now undertake more flexible training in end of life care following the creation of three new programmes by the Gold Standards Framework (GSF).

Lynda Bellingham’s husband tells of his last moments with his dying wife

The Telegraph

Lynda Bellingham’s husband, Michael Pattemore has revealed how she was in so much pain that doctors were unable to allow her to return home for her final Christmas.

Writing ‘Top five regrets of the dying’ has brought me to tears

The Guardian blog

When carer Bronnie Ware wrote a blog in 2009 listing the five things that most haunted her terminally ill patients, she had no idea it would become an internet sensation – and transform her life.

Studying local developments in cancer and palliative care services

End of life studies blog

Sara Denver on her PhD research into how cancer and palliative care services developed in Lancaster between the mid-1970s to the end of 2000.

New online tool is helping hospices to get involved in research

Marie Curie blog

The Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, Cardiff has developed an online Hospice Research Toolkit to help hospices overcome the challenges they face when doing research and make it easier for them to get involved in research.