Daily news roundup – 2 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Stourbridge’s Mary Stevens Hospice to launch urgent £3m appeal to revamp day unit

Eversham Journal
Mary Stevens Hospice is to launch the biggest appeal in its history to fund a £3 million revamp of its day unit to cope with increasing demand.

Marie Curie starts new buddy scheme to support terminally ill people and their families

Telegraph and Argus
A new one-to-one buddy scheme, partnering up terminally ill people and their loved ones with trained helpers, officially starts in Bradford this week.

Children’s hospice launches new drop in sessions at Eastbourne library

Eastbourne Independent
In an effort to try and reach more children and families who need their help, Chestnut Tree will be holding monthly drop in sessions in Eastbourne Library.

Options being considered in bid to save empty Bury children’s hospice

Manchester Evening News
Three options are under consideration in a bid to save Grace’s Place children’s hospice which should have opened two years ago.

Letter to Bowie read at Hay Festival by Benedict Cumberbatch

BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care blog
The letter written by Dr Mark Taubert after David Bowie’ s death in January was read out by the actor Benedict Cumerbatch at Hay Literary Festival on Saturday.

“Coming back to the hospice after I was sick gave me a purpose”

Marie Curie blog
Volunteer Aidan Campbell explains how he got involved in volunteering with Marie Curie.

I questioned my ability as a nurse after seeing my first patient die

The Guardian
“The first death on the ward turned me into an emotional wreck and left me in tears. I had to remind myself that I’m only human.”

From across the ehospice editions:

International children’s edition: Lenas Journey

South Africa edition: The Umduduzi Story

USA edition: Alzheimer’s Association raises awareness during June

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