Daily News Roundup – 20 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

End of life care: a huge challenge for our next government

Marie Curie blog
The widespread acknowledgement that more needs to be done to ensure that people affected by terminal illness get the care and support they need is very welcome. However, the scale of the challenge that the next government will face is huge.

Why hospice must be able to keep its special nurses

Lancashire Evening Post
Families and loved ones of patients cared for by a special nursing team at St Catherine’s Hospice have voiced their upset that it could fold because of a funding shortfall.

£150k playground launched at Donna Louise Children’s Hospice

Stoke Sentinel
Families celebrated the launch of a £150,000 playground that can be used by sick and disabled children.

Friends make sensory garden tribute to Anne Cormie

Edinburgh Evening News
A sensory garden has sprung up in a corner of the Marie Curie Hospice, in Fairmilehead, to fulfil the last wish of a popular gardener who died last year.

Marie Curie given Irish Cup final naming rights

News Letter
The Irish Football Association is delighted to announce that the naming rights of the 2015 Irish Cup Final have been given to Marie Curie.

Children’s hospice to benefit from centuries tally

Yorkshire Post
Snooker World Championship sponsor Betfred will donate £200 to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice for every century break made during the 17 days of this year’s tournament.

From across ehospice editions:

Alzheimer’s Disease International conference discusses tackling dementia and non-communicable diseases together

Premier Helen Zille opens Iris House Children’s Hospice

CEO of the Ministry of Health addresses hospice and palliative care conference in Belize