Daily news roundup – 23 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Longer hospital stays for terminally-ill rural Scots patients

The Scotsman
Terminally-ill patients in rural communities are facing longer hospital stays due to challenges in finding end of life care in their area, a study has found.

Hampton Sainsbury’s stabbing: Bravery of children’s hospice workers who led victim and bystanders to safety is revealed

Evening Standard
Staff members at Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice ushered people to safety after a man stabbed four women in a Sainsbury’s car park in south-west London.

Pig-themed pop up shop opens in Ipswich selling piggy banks, cuddly toys and sweets

East Anglian Daily News
St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Ipswich has been dedicated the official Pig Pen Pop-Up shop for the summer, ahead of the launch of the Pigs Gone Wild trail, which will see nearly 40 giant pigs sculptures hidden around town.

Samantha Cameron joins St Luke’s Hospice supporters

Harrow Times
Samantha Cameron attended a reception at Number 10 Downing Street, organised by St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

Florence and the Machine perform a heartwarming surprise gig at Texas hospice

The Telegraph
British band Florence and the Machine made an impromptu visit to Hospice Austin’s Christopher House to put on a private concert for a 15-year-old fan that was prevented from attending their gig due to health problems.

We doctors can’t prescribe a ‘good death’

The Guardian
“Society has thrust the messy and insoluble aspects of life, principally old age and death, on to doctors, nurses and hospitals,” writes Seamus O’Mahony, consultant and author of The Way We Die Now.

Dr Kate Granger: ‘I blogged about my death – but then I didn’t die…’

The Telegraph
“[The tumour] is part of our lives now. Our ‘normal’ has been reset and I do know other people with cancer who have similar attitudes.”

We created a game to support young people when someone they love has a terminal illness

The Huffington Post
Currently under development, Apart of Me is a game to support young people when someone they love has a terminal illness.

From across the ehospice editions:

International children’s edition: Opening ceremony at the 2nd ICPCN Conference

Kenya edition: Are leaders made or born?

South Africa edition: It’s all about the passion

USA edition: NHPCO unveils new fall conference with advance level learning

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