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
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.
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 attended a reception at Number 10 Downing Street, organised by St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.
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.
“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.
“[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.”
The Huffington Post
Currently under development, Apart of Me is a game to support young people when someone they love has a terminal illness.
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