Daily News Roundup – 21 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Terminally ill Jacci Woodcock face of Dying to Work campaign

BBC News
A terminally ill woman’s campaign to change employment law will be “looked at closely”, the prime minister said. Jacci Woodcok claimed her former employer, which cannot be named for legal reasons, tried to force her out when she was diagnosed with cancer.

Benefits system does not account for realities of terminal illness

Marie Curie blog
Scott Sinclair writes about the challenges of the benefits system for those with a terminal illness: Friday’s Daily Mirror has highlighted the case of Jane Windle, who has been declared fit to work in spite of having terminal cancer.

Inspirational Scottish CHAS hospice Rachel House celebrates its 20th birthday

Daily Record
Since opening in 1996, it has helped 620 kids and their families, while following the success of that initial centre, Robin House was opened in Balloch, Dunbartonshire, in 2005.

‘I’m 16. Five months ago, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer’

The Guardian
Now I measure time in distinct chunks, focusing on events – a holiday or a party. Although it has been an intense few months, I’ve tried not to dwell on it, writes Max Edwards.

Supporting children and young people with life shortening conditions – and their families

Social Care Institute for Excellence
As chair of Together for Short Lives I know that often the care and support that young people receive, alongside the work of the hospice movement, is found in the community, writes Terry Moran.

Hospice appeal: “Our experience as a family going to Martin House has been extraordinary.”

Scarborough News
The Walker family are looking forward to a weekend away – at Martin House Children’s Hospice. For they say visiting the hospice near Wetherby is a lifeline for them.

Pendleside Hospice in Padiham finally reopens it’s doors after the floods

It’s been three months since Padiham’s Pendleside Hospice shop served it’s last customer. But the shop is now finally up and running again after the devastation of the Boxing Day floods.

From across ehospice editions:

Thailand national hospice and palliative care conference

One month until National Healthcare Decisions Day

A national strategy for palliative care in Nepal

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