Daily news roundup – 18 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Sam Beare hospice closure: Nobody will be left without care says hospice boss as Weybridge facility relocates to Woking

Get Surrey
Chief executive Nigel Harding said the hospice charity would seek to expand its operation at people’s homes and in the community, after mounting financial pressures and possible rental charges of around £300,000 mean they cannot stay at the Weybridge site.

Britain’s Got Talent star to perform at Hartlepool hospice fundraiser

Sunderland Echo
Britain’s Got Talent star Danny Posthill is returning to his home town along with former Hartlepool United striker Joe Allon as guests of honour at Hartlepool Hospice fundraising event.

Scientists discover what could be a ‘perfect’ painkiller without side effects

The Independent
New drug discovered by team including Nobel Prize-winning chemist shows ‘promise’ as a replacement for opium-based drugs like morphine – although it has only been tested in mice so far.

First county to back ‘Dying to Work’ campaign

Nottinghamshire has become the first county council to sign up to a new charter helping employees with terminal illnesses stay in their job.

How do people die from cancer? You asked Google – here’s the answer

The Guardian 
“How do people die from cancer?” is one of the most common questions asked of Google. Yet, it’s surprisingly rare for patients to ask it of their oncologist.

Talking about sex… rock and roll?

OU Sexuality Alliance Young Adults blog
Blog by Lucy Watts, about The Open University’s Sexuality Alliance which is raising awareness of the issues surrounding sexuality that concern young people with life-limiting conditions, and the ethical and legal issues for the people who support and care for them. 

“I’ve learned that no matter how long you do the job it can still affect you”

Marie Curie
Bindy Poonia shares her thoughts on what she has learned working as a Marie Curie nurse.

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