Daily news roundup – 22 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Saying goodbye: Inside the world’s first children’s hospice

The Express
For a parent whose child is facing death, the future looks bleak. But at Helen House, the world’s first children’s hospice, staff ensure that life is celebrated.

St Peter’s Hospice launch 50th retail shop

Bristol 24/7
Nursing staff who worked at the very first St Peter’s Hospice shop helped opening the charity’s fiftieth store in Hartcliffe. 

Free roof make-over for hospice as it wins 2016 Community Challenge

North East Connected
Staff, volunteers and patients at Butterwick Hospice in Bishop Auckland turned out to cheer on their very own DIY SOS team of professionals after the charity won a local company’s 2016 Community Challenge.

Glastonbury comes to EACH for the second year

Cambridge Network
Young people with life-threatening conditions from across East Anglia were treated to their very own Glastonbury festival hosted by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Sally Gunnell taking on cycle challenge for children’s hospice

The Argus
The athlete and broadcaster is joining dozens of cyclists for a 200 mile cycle challenge from Chestnut Tree House near Arundel to Paris.

Death and bereavement on primary schools’ timetable

The Scotsman
Children as young as nine are being given school lessons about death to help them cope better with bereavement.

Mistakes made in thousands of Scottish death certificates

STV News
Mistakes were made in nearly half of all death certificates reviewed in Scotland last year, a new report reveals.

Twitter broadens discussions about death and grief

With social media, some of the hierarchies around death are breaking down in terms of who feels comfortable commenting about the deceased, sociology experts say.

Patient-centred care: How far should patients be ‘active collaboration’ partners?

EAPC blog
Marlieke van der Eerden, MSc and PhD candidate, is involved in the European FP7 research project ‘Best and promising practices in Integrated Palliative Care in Europe’ (InSup-C).