Daily News Roundup – 21 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Barrow hospital praised for end of life care

North-West Evening Mail
End of life care at Furness General Hospital, in Barrow, was praised by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission who rated it as good last week.

Local hospice care charity, Phyllis Tuckwell, recruits 1,000th volunteer

Eagle Radio
The Phyllis Tuckwell local Hospice Care charity is delighted to have appointed its 1000th volunteer, Gill Head.

Seven day week for Zoe’s Place means Coventry residents must dig deeper says fundraising manager

Coventry Observer
The decision to open Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice everyday now means that the centre must raise £1.1million each year.

Donna Louise: ‘It was a protective bubble after my daughter’s death’

Stoke Sentinel
In the final article in our Donna Louise series, Richard Ault spoke to a parent about the care available in the worst of times.

Coronation Street stars decorate Christmas trees to help children’s hospice

Manchester Evening News
Coronation Street stars helped decorate Christmas trees to raise funds for a children’s hospice. They and Manchester United players dressed the trees at The Lowry Outlet shopping mall and helped give Francis House in Didsbury a £25,000 Christmas present.

Sheffield United players have ball with children at hospice

The Star
Sheffield United players had a ball in a new messy playroom at a children’s hospice. Team captain Chris Basham was joined by Bob Harris, Che Adams and John Brayford at Bluebell Wood, where they were invited to open a refurbished play room.

The Scottish media reacts to the publication of a strategic framework for end of life care in the country:

Palliative care given £3.5m boost in new 5-year NHS plan (The Scotsman)

Charities praise £3.5m palliative care measures (The National)

Five-year plan aims to widen access to palliative care for all (The Courier)

From across ehospice editions:

Mr van Rooyen gets new wheels

Hospice veteran partnership wins award

Knitters bring warmth to veterans