This post was put together with the help of staff at St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh.
A new Fairy Garden has been created in the grounds of Hope House by graduates of the Redrow Building company, director of fundraising Simi Epstein and director of care Kath Jones.
The Irish News
The Northern Ireland Hospice has put the finishing touches to its family garden thanks to a donation from IKEA Belfast.
Myton Hospice in Warwick is set to close temporarily later this month to have its electrical systems upgraded.
Martin House CEO Angela Monaghan has commented after the charity was included in a list, published by The Independent, of organisations which employed people as part of the government’s Workfare scheme.
North-West Evening Mail
A brand new suite is to be built at Barrow’s hospital to allow dying patients the chance to spend precious time with their families in their final hours.
“Death and dying are inevitable parts of life. They are not primarily medical events, yet the status quo is to medicalise the dying process and hand over responsibility for the provision of end of life care to healthcare professionals.”
British Geriatrics Society blog
Dr Fatou Farima Bagayogo writes about her recent co-authored paper on the creation of a geriatric oncology clinic to facilitate the inclusion of geriatrics-based expertise in the care of older cancer patients.
Marie Curie blog
Tony Whittle was diagnosed with multiple-system atrophy in March 2013. It looked like Tony’s illness might prevent him from attending his son Joe’s wedding, as he needed an operation three days before the big day – but hospice and hospital staff made sure he made it to the church.
From across the ehospice editions: