Daily news roundup – 20 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Campaign to tackle lack of children’s palliative care nurses backed by Acorns

Worcester News
Acorns Children’s Hospice has backed the The You Can Be That Nurse campaign, launched by Together for Short Lives to address the current shortfall in children’s palliative care nurses.

Family of Michael Puddicombe, of Eccleshill, to donate cash from asbestos settlement to Bradford’s Marie Curie hospice

Telegraph & Argus
A factory worker’s family, who have agreed a five-figure out-of-court settlement over his death from asbestos-related disease, will give some of the money to the Marie Curie hospice in Bradford as a thank you for its care.

Wales International Balloon Festival raises funds for Nightingale House Hospice

Shropshire Star
Raising funds for Nightingale House Hospice, the Wales International Balloon Festival at the Llangollen International Pavilion meant a return of ballooning to the Welsh border tourist town.

Morecambe man visits 62 train stations under 24 hrs for hospice

The Visitor
David Chandler has travelled by train to every railway station in Lancashire in under 24 hours in aid of Lancaster St John’s Hospice.

St Oswald’s Hospice Great North Snowdogs trail officially opens

Chronicle Live
Pink launch dog sculpture embarks on the first leg of the free public art trail around Tyne and Wear.

Lack of support keeping thousands of parents from their babies

Charity Today
Thousands of parents are being prevented from having close involvement in their babies’ neonatal care due to a widespread lack of support services for families, according to a new report from the charity Bliss.

Hospital trust signs up to Dying to Work charter

Champion
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is the first in the country to sign a charter supporting employees who become terminally ill at work.

Life, the universe and everything: five things I learnt at a death cafe

The Huffington Post blog
“I was open minded, but couldn’t help but feel that the whole experience would be incredibly awkward. Thankfully, Aly and her co-host, Gina Awad of Exeter Dementia Action Alliance, made it relaxed, friendly and thought-provoking.”

My sister made her end of life wishes clear. Then dementia took hold

STAT
“Before my sister was struck by frontotemporal dementia, her wishes were very clear … When illness descended, my sister changed. And I found myself wondering whose wishes we should respect.”

#pallanz tweetchat 29/9: Palliative care and the arts

Palliverse blog
“For as long as our culture has being making art death, dying, and exploring the meaning of our fragile mortal lives have been key themes.”