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.
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).
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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