Daily News Roundup – 21 May 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Health professionals launch Wirral End of Life Care Charter

Wirral Globe
A Wirral End of Life Charter setting out 12 pledges of care people can expect to receive when they are terminally ill has been officially launched today.

Why we need to talk about dying

Daily Telegraph
Discussing how you want to die is one of the most important conversations you can have, says Margaret McCartney.

Artist’s impression of what St Wilfrid’s Hospice might look like is revealed

Chichester Observer
An artist’s impression of what St Wilfrid’s new hospice could look like has been released for the first time, as the charity submits the planning application.

Saying farewell after 25 years of caring

Western Daily Press
A special tea party was held at St Peter’s Hospice in Bristol to mark the retirement of its medical director Dr Carole Dacombe, after 25 years of service.

Inspirational sunflower mural created at Nuneaton hospice

Nuneaton News
Personal Paintings has created an impressive mural at the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.

Roundup of coverage and reaction to yesterday’s report, ‘Dying without dignity’, released by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman:

Too many people are dying without dignity (Jonathan Ellis, Hospice UK on The Huffington Post)

Nurse: Wish I could do more for the dying (BBC Newsbeat)

Dying without dignity: a report on end of life care that shames the NHS (The Spectator)

Many have a fear of dying – this report shows why (The Independent)

Bolton Hospice calls for better work with NHS after catalogue of dying patient care failings revealed (Bolton News)

From across ehospice editions:

NGOs highlight human rights violations committed in the name of drug control

Palliative care can ease the way to a good death

Powerful one-woman play “The God Box, A Daughter’s Story” coming to Ireland