Daily News Roundup – 20 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Man charged with hospice fire

ITV News
A 67-year-old man has been charged with starting a fire in a hospice. Rodney Smith, of Quarry Hill, St Leonards, has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

Hospices rely on fundraising as effects of cutbacks hit hard

Oxford Mail
Hospices caring for terminally ill people in the county are being forced to up their fundraising efforts to balance the books in the wake of authority cuts.

Can the end of life be an opportunity for social change?

Open Democracy
Loss and grief can nurture compassion, joy and connection, creating a revolution in the way we care for others, writes Samantha Wood McCourt.

Hospices in calls for changes to funding

Swindon Advertiser
Prospect Hospice has joined calls for fairer funding to the palliative care system, following the release of a report which says funding remains “patchy”.

Dying doesn’t work 9 to 5

Channel 5
As it stands in the UK at the moment, expert practical and emotional support for dying people and their carers 24/7 doesn’t exist for the majority of people, writes Sue Ryder chief executive Heidi Travis.

Clarke backs health campaign

Antrim Times
DUP South Antrim MLA Trevor Clarke is supporting the Marie Curie campaign for Palliative Care.

Eastenders star thrills children at Rainbows Hospice

Melton Times
Young children at Rainbows Hospice were thrilled when Rakhee Thakrar, who plays Shabnam Masood on television soap Eastenders, dropped in to visit them.

From across ehospice editions:

Survey to update Palliative Care Toolkit

Protea’s give 67 minutes to children with life-threatening conditions

Team leadership in palliative care

Study shows that early intervention of palliative care has cost and patient benefits