Daily News Roundup – 18 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

How Marie Curie Hospice was there for us in our time of need

Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Robena Skeikh, who husband spend his last weeks at Bradford’s Marie Curie Hospice, shares her experiences of hospice care.

The Pride of Nursing Awards: tributes to John Taylor Hospice staff

Birmingham Mail
Christine Grew has nominated the staff at John Taylor Hospice in Erdington who cared for her husband David during his final two years of life.

Prospective MPs debate assisted dying next week

Eastbourne Herald
Eastbourne’s Dignity in Dying branch has invited the town’s MP and three other parliamentary candidates to discuss assisted dying at its March meeting.

Stephen Hawking makes emotional call to prevent motor neurone sufferers from dying without a voice

The Independent
Campaigners are concerned that funding issues in Britain will result in many missing out on getting the specialist equipment they need.

France passes new end of life legislation to alleviate suffering

The Telegraph
France passed legislation on Tuesday giving doctors new powers to place terminally-ill patients in a “deep sleep” until they die, sparking controversy over whether euthanasia should be fully legalised.

Before I die, some words for my baby daughter

The Guardian – comment is free
“Having cancer has made me acutely aware of time’s elasticity. When I was a neurosurgeon it sped by. Now it feels static, but you’ve filled my last days with joy.”

Pope Francis shows support for palliative care ahead of the 21st General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life in the Vatican

ehospice International
On 7 March 2015, the 21st General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life on the theme of ‘Assisting the elderly and palliative care’ was held in the Vatican’s New Synod Hall in Rome.