Daily News Roundup – 21 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Statutory funding for adult and children’s hospices is persistently patchy

Huffington Post
It often surprises people to know that hospices for adults receive on average only around a third of their income from statutory sources, while children’s hospices receive on average 17%, writes Hospice UK’s Jonathan Ellis.

‘Hospice care is for the living, not just the dying’

Channel 5
At Hospice UK we know that when we ask most people what they know about hospice care, they think of hospice beds where dying people spend their final days of life, says Dr Ros Taylor, national director for hospice care.

Carrick man given six months to live opens up about cancer battle to help NI Hospice raise final £1.6m for new build

Belfast Live
Fred Rodgers, now the face of the Northern Ireland Hospice’s Race is On campaign, is speaking openly to Belfast Live about his battle with cancer to help the hospice raise the final £1.6 million they need to complete their new build.

Assisted suicide law would cause fundamental shift in society, claims Bishop of Carlisle

News & Star
The Bishop of Carlisle – the Church of England’s lead on healthcare – says proposals to legalise terminally ill people’s right to die could cause a “fundamental shift” in society’s attitude to suicide.

Grandmother claims hospice helped her survive to see her grandson

Herald Scotland
A woman has told how she would not have survived to see her grandson without the help and support of staff at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Pals pay tribute to Hartlepool hospice services

Hartlepool Mail
Three women have paid tribute to the day hospice service at the Hartlepool & District Hospice.

From across ehospice editions:

Russia’s war on drugs leaves patients without pain relief

Meeting the psychological needs of the chronically and terminally ill

How much goodness can one day hold?

Unexpected “teachable” moments for hospice

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