Daily News Roundup – 22 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

‘I no longer felt I was the only one’: The touching words of a young service user at Cardiff’s George Thomas Hospice

Wales Online
As part of George Thomas Hospice Care’s support for the families of patients diagnosed with an incurable disease such as terminal cancer, the hospice provides a specialist bereavement support service for children.

You can’t put price on care like this

Henley Standard
It was on Christmas Day last year that Anne Freeman first experienced the care service provided by Sue Ryder. Her husband Terry, who was suffering from prostate cancer, had been discharged from hospital the previous day.

Policy year in review: end of life care leaps up agenda

Marie Curie blog
There has been a steadily growing interest in palliative and end of life care as a pressing issue that the government should be concerned with, writes Scott Sinclair, head of policy and public affairs for Marie Curie in England.

Keech Stars: Luton six-year-old boy with five organ transplants spends first Christmas at home

Luton on Sunday
Six-year-old Jakub Steczkiewicz, who receives care from Keech Hospice, is one of only a handful of people to have ever had five of his organs transplanted at the same time – twice.

Legoland Windsor hosts party for Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service

Windsor Express
Children from the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service enjoyed a party at the Windsor resort, complete with games, face-painting and an exclusive pantomime on Sunday 13 December.

Bristol City players raise spirits with a visit to Children’s Hospice South West

Bristol Post
Bristol City’s players and staff turned Santa at this festive time of the year during a visit to Children’s Hospice South West at Charlton Farm.

A Christmas message from the European Association for Palliative Care

EAPC blog
Seven months into the role, the value of respecting tradition and welcoming diversity is still a message that I believe the EAPC continues to uphold, writes Professor Philip Larkin, president of the EAPC.

From across ehospice editions:

Speaking with one voice, stronger together – Montreux meeting on Harmonisation

A Celebration of the MSc Palliative Care – alumni event successfully held at the Cicely Saunders Institute

Baby Ethan’s story

Advance care planning had the best year in Washington