Daily News Roundup – 22 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Man in court over fatal hospice fire

Hastings & St Leonards Observer
Rodney Smith, 67, of Quarry Hill, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court via videolink on Tuesday, accused of starting a fatal fire at St Michael’s Hospice in St Leonards on 11 July.

Hospice care inspires 40-year-old to take up nursing

Nursing Times
Debbie Chester is about to embark on a new career as a district nurse at the age of 40, after being inspired to join the profession by the end of life care given to a close relative at St Ann’s Hospice.

Sir Patrick Stewart speaks in support of assisted dying at Westminster debate on right to die bill

Huddersfield Examiner
Sir Patrick Stewart made a ‘powerful and moving’ speech in front of MPs and other speakers at a House of Commons debate hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Choice at the End of Life over an ongoing private members bill that wants to see the right to assisted dying legalised.

Bolton Hospice staff thank public for generous donations of bottled water

This Lancashire
The hospice, based in Chorley New Road, regained its water flow following yesterday’s cut-off, but staff were struggling to carry out the advised boiling of water to provide for patients at the centre.

‘We treat everyone the same: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* people invisibility in end of life care’

EAPC blog
As part of a new series that discusses how we can improve end of life experiences and care needs for people in minority communities, Dr Kathryn Almack draws upon some of the findings from her research study exploring the end of life care experiences and needs in the lives of older LGBT people.

The Lancashire Evening Post has spoken to three hospices about the challenges they face in light of last week’s news that there is a fragile outlook on statutory funding for hospices in England:

From across ehospice editions:

Addressing the “massive need” for palliative care in West Bengal

MSc and PhD palliative care scholarships for Africa-based healthcare professionals

Palliative medicine physician appointed director of the National Cancer Institute in Argentina

Kenyan First Lady takes up mantle of African cancer fight with President Uhuru named Goodwill Ambassador as SCCA conference comes to Nairobi

Hospice demonstration sites announced for Medicare Care Choices Model