Daily News Roundup – 19 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Why a hospice received a social enterprise award

Third Sector

Many organisations make bold claims about how they are setting the gold standard; few can back this up with hard evidence. But one that can is the John Taylor Hospice, which was spun out of the National Health Service four years ago.

Lincolnshire St Barnabas Hospice rewards long-serving staff

Lincolnshire Echo

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice has honoured 41 members of staff and volunteers who have clocked up over 956 years service between them at an awards night on Wednesday, December 17.

Children from Leicestershire’s Rainbows Hospice at Prime Minister’s Christmas Party

Leicestershire Mercury

Ten families from Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People enjoyed a once in a lifetime opportunity this week as they attended the Prime Minister’s Christmas Party. On Monday the families were whisked to Number 10 Downing Street where they met David Cameron and his wife Samantha, children’s entertainers Dick and Dom, some of the cast of Paddington along with Paddington Bear himself, princesses and Santa Claus.

REF 2014: assessing palliative care research in the UK – by David Clark

End of Life Studies blog

Professor David Clark reflects on the results of REF 2014, and looks forward to analysing these in more detail from the perspective of palliative and end of life care to speak to topics including: how the field of supportive, palliative and end of life care is growing in its research endeavours, where the centres of excellence can be located, and how this is changing over time.

Let people die at home if they want to, says North Devon MP, doctor and charity

North Devon Journal 

North Devon residents who want to die at home rather than in hospital should be able to do so, according to new research and the region’s MP.

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