Daily news roundup – 23 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Boy, seven, asks family and friends to donate to hospice which treated his mother as she died of cancer instead of buying him birthday presents

Daily Mail
Harvey Hughes-Sharps has written a heartbreaking letter to his family and friends asking for donations to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Chester, which cared for his mother.

First Person: Malgwyn Davies OBE, chairman of St David’s Hospice Care

South Wales Argus
Malgwyn Davies, chairman of St David’s Hospice Care and former chief executive of Caerphilly council, received his OBE for his voluntary services to palliative care and his services to the community.

‘We have some very good friends’: Wedding ceremony at North London Hospice organised within 24 hours

Enfield Independent
A drummer who has terminal lung cancer married his bride after North London Hospice organised his wedding in just 24 hours.

Actor Hugh Bonneville visits West Hampshire children’s hospice

Spire FM
Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville has paid a visit to Naomi House & Jacksplace.

‘Pointless’ to diagnose dementia if no help is on offer

The Telegraph
It is “pointless” to diagnose patients with dementia when there is no help available for them, leading doctors have said.

Point-of-care ultrasound influencing treatment in palliative care

EAPC blog
Dr Graham Grove, medical co-director, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, explains the background to a longer case report published in the May/June edition of the European Journal of Palliative Care.

Fred hadn’t eaten at home since his wife died. Then he took my cookery class

The Guardian
“He couldn’t face the freezer full of homemade food she left him, but over chopping and chatting his life began to move on.”

From across the ehospice editions:

International children’s edition: Opening of new building for the Belarusian children’s hospice

International children’s edition: Students gain rich knowledge from placement at Umodzi

South Africa edition: Education is key to empowering

USA edition: US House of Representatives introduces “Personalize Your Care Act”