Daily News Roundup – 20 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Head to Head: Would judicial consent for assisted dying protect vulnerable people?

The BMJ
The private members’ bills presented by Charles Falconer and Rob Marris require a High Court judge to confirm decisions by doctors to approve assisted suicide. Jacky Davis thinks that this is sufficient to protect vulnerable people; Ilora Finlay does not.

‘British Mother Teresa’ in desperate cash plea to save African hospice charity

Yahoo News
Dr Anne Merriman is making a desperate cash plea to save Hospice Africa Uganda.

Compton Hospice appeal after stock ruined in suspected arson attack

Express & Star
Compton Hospice has vowed not to be beaten after a fire destroyed thousands of pounds worth of donated goods – as they appealed for people to help them ‘restock the shop’.

St Clare Hospice chief ‘absolutely delighted’ with approved expansion plans in Hastingwood

Epping Forest Guardian
A hospice which cares for people with life-limiting and terminal illnesses has been granted permission to replace two “dilapidated” sheds with a modern office building.

New state-of-the-art technology donated to children’s hospice

Wanstead & Woodford Guardian
Specialist computers and iPads have been donated to children’s hospice Haven House by charity Lifelites.

New garden design at children’s hospice

Portsmouth News
Naomi House and Jacksplace is designing a new outdoor play area for youngsters, which at the same time is a quiet space for contemplative reflection.

From across ehospice editions:

Buildings around the world are Going Gold for childhood cancer in September

Neonatal Bereavement Support Group making a difference to families in Yorkshire

Training for Anglophone palliative care initiators

Rural palliative care patients disadvantaged by poor access to primary health

Cost savings associated with inpatient palliative care