Daily News Roundup – 18 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Nurse from St Joseph’s Hospice scoops top photography award

East End Review
St Joseph’s Hospice nurse Carolyne Barber has won the Best Newcomer Award in the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition.

Hospice manager to skydive in a bid to raise £700

East London and West Essex Guardian
Paula Smith, manager of St Clare’s Hospice, is skydiving with boyfriend Guy Hildreth in hope of raising £700 for the hospice.

Free and fast prostate cancer health checks to raise cash for Peace Hospice Care

Watford Observer
The Elstree Cancer Centre is offering men free prostate cancer checks in return for a donation to Peace Hospice Care.

80 Scots a year would use assisted suicide says MSP

The Scotsman
About 80 terminally ill Scots are expected to take their own lives every year if assisted suicide is legalised, according to the MSP behind the proposal.

Three steps to better care for the terminally ill

HSJ
“With the need to ease pressures on the NHS topping the electorate’s policy wishlist, improved care for terminally ill people can play a major part in reducing the burden on A&E departments,” writes Phil McCarvill, head of policy and public affairs at Marie Curie.

Prof Allan Kellehear to introduce the Compassionate City Charter at international conference

ehospice International
Professor Allan Kellehear will speak about the Compassionate City Charter at the 4th International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference in Bristol in May this year.

Kerala Human Rights Commission takes a step to preserve the rights of the suffering

ehospice International
The Kerala Human Rights Commission has responded to a petition by Pallium India to make palliative care and pain control available throughout the state.

Provincial Minister of Health in SA shows his support for children’s palliative care

ehospice International children’s edition
A visit to children in hospital with palliative care needs by Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo highlights an encouraging move towards integration of palliative care into provincial health services.

Artful times at the National Gallery for people with dementia

ehospice Australia
The National Gallery of Australia each month runs a popular ‘First Friday with a Friend’ tour in Canberra for people living with dementia and their carers.