Daily News Roundup – 20 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Children’s Grief Awareness Week: ‘They understand what you’re going through.’

Saint Francis Hospice blog
In the first of a series of posts during Children’s Grief Awareness Week, Jessica, whose mother Maria died of cancer last year, gives an insight into the bereavement support she receives from Saint Francis Hospice.

Simon Thomas AM pledges support to improve care for terminally ill

Tenby Observer
Mid and West Assembly Member, Simon Thomas, has pledged to champion the concerns of local people with a terminal illness by lending his support to a Marie Curie campaign calling for the right for everyone to have palliative care when they need it.

AM pledges support to improve care for terminally ill people in the Vale

Penarth Times
Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, has pledged to champion the concerns of terminally ill people in the Vale of Glamorgan by lending his support to a Marie Curie campaign calling for the right for everyone to have palliative care when they need it.

St Helena Hospice doing well despite annual deficit says chief executive Mark Jarman-Howe

Daily Gazette
Figures from St Helena Hospice’s annual report for 2014/15 showed although the hospice’s income increased by 20% to £10.926 million, expenditure also ballooned by a third to £11.622 million.

Tree of Life takes root in grounds of Rotherham hospice

The Star
Weighing three tonne, standing three metres high and four metres wide, a stainless steel tree sculpture has taken root in the grounds of Rotherham Hospice.

Talking openly about children’s grief

Huffington Post
Bereavement charity Grief Encounter, in association with Childhood Bereavement Network and Highmark Caring Place, has launched the UK’s first annual Children’s Grief Awareness Week, which runs from 19-25 November 2015.

From across ehospice editions:

The stoic caregiver

New social media campaign on pain control for children

Antibiotics: handle with care

Chronic heatlh conditions on the rise in US