Daily news roundup – 20 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Needs of dying people ‘not a priority’ for many local health and care leaders

The Huffington Post
“Half a million people in England will die this year but not all of them will get the care and support they need at the end of life,” writes Jonathan Ellis, director of policy and advocacy at Hospice UK.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to attend Houghton Hall charity dinner

Lynn News
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to attend a gala dinner at Houghton Hall in support of the East Anglian Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Hospice battles to re-open after flash flooding

ITV News
The Sue Ryder hospice in Leckhampton, Cheltenham, is still being dried out after water came up through the floor during last week’s heavy rainfall.

Bury Hospice told to improve after four breaches of Health and Social Care Act

Manchester Evening News
The Care Quality Commission says Bury Hospice needs to improve its leadership and effectiveness following an assessment – but in safety, quality of care, and responsiveness it was graded ‘good’.

Kirsty Marrins: Tap to give is a trend charities can’t ignore

Third Sector
Article on the potential for contactless donations which describes a trial by Sue Ryder’s Nettlebed Hospice of two contactless devices – a hand-held device and a static device secured at the hospice reception.

‘It’s a doctor’s duty to help patients die’

Daily Mail
The Queen’s former physician has called for assisted dying to be legalised, as the British Medical Association meets to consider adopting a ‘neutral’ stance on assisted dying.

Parents to appeal after judge rules hospital should not ‘artificially prolong’ toddler’s life

ITV News
The parents of a profoundly disabled two-year-old are to launch an appeal after a high court judge ruled that their son’s life should not be ‘artificially prolonged’.

Reflections on Scottish election

Together for Short Lives blog
In the first of a series of guest blogs reflecting on the outcome of May’s elections, Maria McGill, CEO of CHAS looks at what the election result means for children’s palliative care in Scotland.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Mobilising the community for the provision of palliative care in Nepal

South Africa edition: “The years working for hospice have been the best years of my life” – Trevor Wiblin

USA edition: Many patients younger than 65 receive aggressive care at the end of life