Daily News Roundup – 18 May 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Medics must realise that death is an inevitable part of life, not a failure

The Guardian – Comment is Free
“Healthcare professionals should not shy away from discussing dying; good care for all at the end of life should be the norm,” writes Professor Mayur Lakhani, GP and chair of the Dying Matters Coalition and The National Council for Palliative Care.

Fund for new medicines in Scotland doubles

BBC News
The Scottish government has announced that it has doubled the money available in its New Medicines Fund.

Feeling generous? Would you ever transfer your holiday leave to a colleague?

Daily Telegraph
After a Frenchman’s colleagues donated 170 days paid leave to him while his son battled with cancer, Josephine Fairley asks if you would ever transfer your holiday to a workmate who needs it more than you.

Charlton Farm nurse Kirsty Tudor: ‘Getting to know the children is a real privilege’

Bristol Post
Children’s hospice nurse Kirsty Tudor talks to the Bristol Post about her role in supporting children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Derian House unveil major new play area plans

Lancashire Evening Post
Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley has unveiled major plans for a new playground which can be used by both life-threatened children and their able-bodied siblings.

Charities join forces to support patients nearing the end of their lives

Craven Herald
Manorlands Hospice and Carers’ Resource have joined forces to launch a new service to support families and patients when a loved one is nearing the end of their life.

New park plans unveiled for South Ribble

Lancashire Evening Post
Plans for a new public park in Lostock Hall have been officially launched with a proposal to combine land of St Catherine’s Hospice with an area owned by South Ribble Council known locally as Dandy Brook Park, to the east and west of Todd Lane South.

Finishing touches put to inpatient unit at Thorpe Hall Hospice

Stamford Mercury
The countdown is on to the completion of the brand new Thorpe Hall Hospice which will house a new 20 bed inpatient unit as part of its £6 million project.

It’s a Wright family reunion: Jessica and her parents turn out to watch Mark in charity football match ahead of wedding

Daily Mail
Former TOWIE star Mark was taking part in a Celebrity Team v Tottenham Hotspurs Legends match to raise money for St Joseph’s Hospice and Haven House Children’s Hospice.

From across ehospice editions:

New paediatric TB Centre of Excellence opens in Swaziland

Palliative services in Ireland are desperately in need of investment

Care through connections

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