Daily News Roundup – 20 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice offering vital services in a happy setting as it reaches 18th birthday

The Argus
“The Martlets is not just about being a place where people come to die. It is about helping people to live well.” Hospice chief executive Imelda Glackin is eager to emphasise exactly what it is that the Martlets has to offer as it marks its 18th year.

New application for dementia home in village beauty spot

Cornish Guardian
A new application is for a 31-bedroom dementia unit, a hospice and a health centre in Polgooth has been submitted to Cornwall Council after a previous plan for a larger facility was refused permission earlier this year.

Smiling Jonah is face of hospice campaign

Leicester Mercury
Brave Jonah Ward is helping to raise vital funds for Rainbows Hospice which is helping him and his family.

Former hospice staff remember 30 years of care

Henley Standard
A reunion was held for former staff of the Sue Ryder hospice at Nettlebed. About 60 people who had worked there over the past three decades attended a drinks reception and lunch at Bix Manor.

Artists unite to help Herefordshire hospice

Hereford Times
More than 150 artists from across the country have supported a St Michael’s Hospice by creating a miniature masterpiece and then donating it to a secret art auction and exhibition.

The deviousness of dementia

The Guardian
When memory disappears, something more than memory gets lost. This is how a world begins to unravel – and how caregivers unwittingly become part of the chaos.

From across ehospice editions:

Compassionate cell-mates – improving access to palliative care and HIV services in Masaka prison, Uganda

Living with HIV and cervical cancer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Yodit’s story

Construction begins on Georgia’s first palliative care centre for children

New plan to get people with dementia to start advance care planning earlier

Use of palliative care services doubles over the past decade

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