Pete Chapman, who runs the Christmas Tree Collection for East Cheshire Hospice, has been praised as an inspiration by Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Bristol Post
Emmerdale actress Fiona Wade took time out of her busy schedule to visit St Peter’s Hospice.
Express and Echo
Geoff Pringle, chief operating officer at the University of Exeter and Hospiscare trustee, has been named as one of the most influential executive role models in the UK.
Dying patients are receiving “wide variations” of care because of hospitals’ failures to replace the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway, the Chief Inspector of Hospitals for the Care Quality Commission, Professor Sir Mike Richards, has said.
Care of the elderly in England is in a state of “calamitous, quite rapid decline” Age UK has warned, with hundreds of thousands fewer people receiving care than five years ago.
Old age is a challenge for everyone but even more so for the estimated one million Britons over 55 who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). They face the double whammy of old age plus homophobia.
A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…
ehospice International edition
Professor Jane Seymour, Sue Ryder Care Professor in Palliative and End of Life Studies at the University of Nottingham, travelled to Virginia Commonwealth University in the US last summer for an appointment as a VCU visiting scholar.
ehospice International children’s edition
For the first time in the UK, doctors have performed the very first organ transplants from a newborn baby.
International Narcotics Control Board seeks contributions to a report on the availability of internationally controlled substances
ehospcie International edition
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has asked for contributions from the charity sector to help develop a report on the availability of internationally controlled substances.