Daily News Roundup – 20 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

How hospices can save hospitals

The Telegraph
“We should stop treating death as an illness to improve end of life care,” writes Michael Howard, chairman at Hospice UK, as the health select committee begins taking oral evidence as part of its inquiry into end of life care.

Ty Hafan: Children’s hospice appoints St John’s Hospital boss as new chief executive

Wales Online
Jonathan O’Shea has been appointed as chief executive of Ty Hafan, the hospice for children in Wales.

Hospice boss admits: “We’ve got no cash” ahead of £16 million fundraising drive

The Echo
Interview with Havens Hospices chief executive Andy Smith about plans for a new hospice.

Tributes to hospice volunteer who ‘broke the mould’

Bolton News
Tributes have been paid to a “unique and generous” woman who volunteered for Bolton Hospice for more than two decades.

GP warning as Lords vote brings assisted dying closer

GP Online
Two thirds of peers have voted for the Assisted Dying Bill to become law in a move described as a landmark victory, but GPs warn changing the law could undermine patients’ trust in doctors.

Charles Warlow: The Assisted Suicide Bill must be passed to help alleviate suffering

Herald Scotland
Article by the chairman of Doctors for Assisted Suicide, an informal group of practising and retired Scottish doctors who support the Assisted Suicide Bill being considered by the Scottish Parliament.

NHS cannot cope with ageing population, warns top doctor

The Guardian
Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of NHS England, said without massive changes, service risks becoming unaffordable.

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

Walking the Great Wall of China for Marie Curie Hospice

ehospice International
Dave Vincent is part of a group planning to trek a section of the Great Wall of China to raise funds for Marie Curie.

Medical student volunteers at hospice

ehospice South Africa
It was only when his granny passed away from cancer in October last year, that 2nd year medical student, Jason Vermaak from Verwoerdpark, decided that he wanted to learn more about palliative care and the services a hospice offers.

Have you read the latest articles from the UK edition of ehospice?

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