Daily News Roundup – 18 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care nurse hails learning trip to Ethiopia

Nursing Times

Sue Mumford, a community specialist palliative care nurse based at Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust, has spent ten weeks sharing her knowledge and skills with staff caring for palliative patients in Ethiopia.

UK lends hand to strengthen palliative care

The New Indian Express

Addressing the International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care, Baroness Dr Ilora Finlay said: “We would like to meet the Health Minister, Government of India, to discuss the need for easing morphine availability for medical use by lowering restrictions.”

Shop staff and school children wore their pyjamas for the day during ‘onesie week’ for St Clare Hospice

Epping Forest Guardian

A fundraising effort saw workers in onesies and school children in sleepwear to raise funds for St Clare Hospice.

Tackling the Asian community’s misconceptions about hospices

Lancashire Evening Post

St Catherine’s Hospice cares for people of all faiths and backgrounds affected by life-limiting conditions. Many Asian families believe caring for a poorly relative is something that should be done at home, and they are reluctant to accept help and support from hospices.

One Direction fans mourning ‘incredible girl’ who lost cancer fight

London Evening Standard

Tributes have been paid to One Direction fan Nattlyn Grace, who documented her battle with terminal cancer on Twitter and had almost 27,000 followers.

Book launched to help those in need of palliative care

Ballymoney Times

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust has launched an information booklet for patients and their families on palliative care, which provides information on services which can help patients while they are in hospital or living at home.

Rate relief for charities ‘threatened by unfair challenges from local authorities’

Civil Society

Local authorities are increasingly “unfairly challenging” charities’ business rate relief, the Charity Tax Group (CTG) has said.

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