Daily News Roundup – 23 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Britain’s celebrated care sector can’t run on praise alone

Huffington Post
Clare Periton, CEO of Helen & Douglas House, writes that she feels immense pride to be part of a sector that is frequently heralded for the essential services it provides, and which has been acclaimed as the world’s best provider of palliative care.

Dying matters: The big conversation

Huffington Post
The National Council for Palliative Care’s Joe Levenson writes about BBC Breakfast’s special week of coverage on end of life issues and the benefits of talking more openly about dying, death and bereavement.

Accord Hospice praised by inspectors

Glasgow Evening Times
The Accord Hospice in Paisley was rated ‘excellent’ for quality of information and ‘very good’ for care and support, environment, staffing and management.

Meet Strathcarron Hospice’s big-hearted nurses who will spend Christmas helping terminally ill patients

Daily Record
Experienced nurses Maureen Taggart and Karen Kopusiack work with the Strathcarron Hospice @ Home service to support those who wish to spend their final days at home.

Troubled Bury Hospice to get support from neighbouring Bolton Hospice

Manchester Evening News
Bolton Hospice is to provide two of its trustees and its chief executive to provide guidance after growing concerns over the way Bury has been managed.

Manchester United players deliver Christmas presents to young patients

ITV News
The Manchester United first-team squad paid a special visit to young patients at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, The Christie and Francis House Children’s Hospice on Tuesday to deliver some early Christmas gifts.

Frankie Boyle gig raises £18k for Ardgowan Hospice

Greenock Telegraph
Frankie Boyle brought the house down in Greenock during a sell-out Christmas cracker of a show that has raised £18,000 for charity.

Prince Charles greeted by saxophone on special visit to Gloucestershire’s Longfield hospice

Gloucester Citizen
Prince Charles was serenaded by saxophone in Sara Webb’s first ever ‘royal’ performance at a Minchinhampton hospice.

When cancer meets Christmas

Huffington Post
The last few years, Christmas has still been special, but there’s no denying that cancer has squeezed it’s way into it, writes Naomi Barrow.

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