Daily News Roundup – 18 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Dougie Mac chief executive allays Sentinel readers’ fears over privatisation of hospice

Stoke Sentinel
Bosses of a much-loved hospice have given assurances it will never be taken over by a private company – despite a programme by NHS leaders to ‘privatise’ care for the dying.

£665K holistic care centre at children’s hospice reaches first anniversary

Wanstead & Woodford Guardian
A £665,000 holistic care centre at Haven House has reached its first anniversary: the 2,356 sq ft, two-storey building provides two consultation rooms for doctors, a music therapy room and activity space for up to 50 people.

Poorly mother-in-law ‘so relaxed and peaceful’ at Loros hospice

Leicester Mercury
Sudha Gokani died at Loros last year: her daughters-in-law, who were her full-time carers, remember their experiences at the hospice.

I loved my son so much I planned his peaceful death, says brave mum of brain tumour boy

Daily Mirror
David Langton-Gilks died from a brain tumour in August 2012 at the age of 16 but before his death his mum Sacha planned a peaceful passing for him at home surrounded by his family

One door closes, another opens

The Economist
Should doctors be allowed to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients who ask for it? For this newspaper the answer is simple: the state should no more intrude on personal decisions at the close of life than at any point during it.

From across ehospice editions:

Palliative care behind walls

Hundreds attend Irish Cancer Society conference focusing on issues of cancer survivorship

New toolkit released by AHA Physician Leadership Forum

Delaware Hospice awarded Home Care Accreditation from Joint Commission

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