Daily News Roundup – 23 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Chief executive of Acorns Children’s Hospice to step down

Evesham Journal
The chief executive of Acorns Children’s Hospice will step down after ten years at the helm. David Strudley will leave the charity, which runs hospices helping life-limited youngsters in Worcester, Selly Oak and Walsall, towards the end of this year.

Harnessing the reach of social media for palliative care

Marie Curie blog
Dr Mark Taubert, palliative care consultant and clinical director for palliative medicine at Velindre NHS Trust, guest blogs for Marie Curie about the value of social media for palliative care practitioners.

Fears concrete factory will ruin tranquility of hospice

ITV News
Campaigners against a new concrete crushing plant and waste transfer station in Milton Keynes say its vital councillors listen to their concerns. Planners have given their backing to a scheme for a site close to Willen Lake, close to the M1 and Willen Hospice.

Inspirational lady with terminal illness praises Marie Curie Helper Service

Coventry Observer
An inspirational woman who has out-lived a life expectancy of just six months has praised the work of Marie Curie’s Helper Service initiative.

Sharing a journey: The importance of a remembrance service for families of children who have died

EAPC blog
Tyrone Horne, children’s outreach nurse for life-limiting conditions at Cork University Hospital in Ireland, explains how two children’s units collaborated on a special remembrance service for bereaved families following the death of their child.

From across ehospice editions:

Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network to hold online dialogue session on managing cancer wounds

Research into the economic burden of families of children with life-limiting conditions

Living Hope’s campaign: #ChildTBMustFall