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.
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 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.
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’
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:
- Derian House Children’s Hospice: ‘We can only open for 7 weeks’
- St Catherine’s Hospice: ‘We receive less than the average amount of NHS support’
- St John’s Hospice: ‘We’ve had a difficult three years’
From across ehospice editions: