Daily news roundup – 22 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice funding crisis – A Granada investigation

ITV News
An exclusive investigation by Granada has revealed that some hospices in the north west may have to shut because of a funding crisis.

Brendan Rodgers makes ‘amazing’ gesture by donating sale proceeds from late parents’ home to hospice

South Wales Evening Post
Brendan Rodgers, former manager of Swansea City, has donated the proceeds of the sale of his late parents’ home to Northern Ireland Hospice.

Cash shortage means Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice may not be able to open every day

Coventry Telegraph
Zoe’s Place baby hospice is currently facing a £168,000 deficit compared to this time 12 months ago.

Saxophonist YolanDa visits Cambridge children’s hospice

Charity Today
Double MOBO award winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown treated families using East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Milton to an informal performance during her recent trip to Cambridge.

Opening the door for nursing hopefuls

North London Today
Healthcare students keen to gain experience in the field have been volunteering at the North London Hospice.

Care home workers ‘can be traumatised by residents’ deaths’ yet are often not given vital support

Carehome.co.uk
Despite caring for some residents for years and being traumatised by residents’ deaths, care home workers don’t get the support that Marie Curie nurses and Macmillan nurses get, claims Liz Sampson from University College London.

Academic kills herself after importing ‘euthanasia kit’ illegally

The Guardian
Prof Avril Henry, a retired academic, is believed to have taken her own life using an illegally imported ‘euthanasia kit’ a few days after police raided her property following a tip-off from Interpol.

We’re all responsible for supporting people through dying, death and bereavement

Huffington Post blog
“It’s a busy time in the Dying Matters office, and for organisations around the country, as we’re in the run up to our annual Awareness Week,” writes Andrew Grey, senior policy and public affairs officer at the National Council for Palliative Care.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Access to medications at the United Nations general assembly special session on the world drug problem

International edition: 4 out of 10 Malaysians need palliative care each year, national report reveals

International children’s edition: A five year project to develop children’s palliative care in Bangladesh

Africa edition: Hospice Africa Uganda and PCAU call on government to act swiftly to replace broken radiotherapy machine

Ireland edition: Dying in Irish hospitals

Kenya edition: The dawn of mentorship