Daily News Roundup – 2 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

‘Little fighter’ surprises medics

Halifax Courier
The parents of a baby with a rare condition have spoken of the “irreplaceable” support provided by Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

Comic Adam Hills raises funds for Compton Hospice

Express & Star
Australian comic Adam Hills has raised funds for Compton Hospice, after being contacted by a woman whose mother was cared for there in her final days.

From Horncastle to Ethiopia – an out of Africa experience for Bob

Horncastle News
Bob Wayne describes his trip to Addis Ababa, where his sister, a palliative care specialist, and brother-in-law, a GP, are involved in Hospice Ethiopia.

Rotary club buys Willen Hospice an ambulance in memory of Hazel

Milton Keynes Citizen
A rotary club has raised £34,000 to buy Willen Hospice a specially-adpated minibus called Hazel’s ambulance in memory of a member’s wife.

My mum’s death showed how end of life care should be

Stoke Sentinel
Stoke Sentinel columnist Dave Blackhurst calls for improvements to end of life care, citing the care received by his mother as an example of what good care looks like.

Help us provide “outstanding” care this Mother’s Day

Sue Ryder blog
We at Wheatfields Hospice are getting ready to make sure this Mother’s Day is special for all the mums in our care. Our staff will be working hard to ensure the day is filled with happy memories loved ones can treasure for years to come.

Opioid overdose death epidemic sensationalised at the cost of pain patients

EAPC blog
Willem Scholten writes about an article he wrote with Jack E Henningfield on the ‘opioid overdose death epidemic’ in which they challenged the usual view of an epidemic for which pain patients are to blame.

From across ehospice editions:

Mobile devices can support palliative care services in sub-Saharan Africa

10 minutes with Dr Diane Meier

Doctor-assisted death should be available to children, advocates argue

Sustainable Development Goals indicator list does not fully measure health impoverishment

Positioning for the future of community-based palliative care