Daily news roundup – 20 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Acorns is the best children’s hospice in the world, says retiring chief

Worcester Observer
Retiring chief executive David Strudley has described his decade at the Worcester charity as a ‘humbling experience’ he is forever indebted to.

St Christopher’s Hospice reveals plan to build “world-class” education centre in Sydenham

Biggin Hill News
St Christopher’s is holding a drop in session today for local people to find out more about its plans for a new education building and give feedback before planning permission is sought.

Top garden award for local hospice

The gardening team at Royal Trinity Hospice triumphed at the London Garden Society awards winning the top award, the London Hospices Garden Plate, for the third year in a row.

Walk the Wight tops £300,000 target for Earl Mountbatten Hospice

Isle of Wight County Press
The Earl Mountbatten Hospice said £301,716 was raised by the annual event, over £30,000 more than last year.

Research can help us do what’s best for people in their last days and months of life

Marie Curie blog
Nick Tracey, whose mother had terminal cancer, on why he volunteers for Marie Curie’s Research Expert Voices Group, and why he thinks research is important to improve palliative and end of life care.

Why I spoke out about losing my newborn daughter

The Guardian
“My speech in the Commons about the loss of my baby girl was the hardest thing I’ve ever written. But it was worth it to shine a light on the lack of support for bereaved parents,” writes Vicky Foxcroft.

The be all and end all

Being with someone in death entails more than just physical wellbeing. Can end of life care make space for spirituality?

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