Daily News Roundup – 24 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Doctor Matt Phelan’s “humbling” Ultraman challenge is a success for Weldmar

Blackmore Vale Magazine
Matt Phelan, a GP and palliative care doctor for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, finished 26th overall in the Ultraman Triathlon in Hawaii, raising more than £12,000 for Weldmar.

Derbyshire hospice Treetops takes to cinema screens to promote its ‘at home’ service

Derby Telegraph
A 30-second advert has hit the screens of two Derbyshire cinemas this Christmas to promote the work of Treetops Hospice.

Coronation Street star officially reveals Magic Trees sculpture at Shropshire hospice

Shropshire Star
Coronation Street star Ian Puleston-Davies was in Shropshire to cut the ribbon on a new sculpture at Hope House Children’s Hospice.

Hospice volunteers to stand down

The Northern Echo
Joe Watson and Dr Peter Quigley, who have both been volunteers at Willow Burn Hospice since it opened in 1989, are to step down.

Bereaved councillor starts hospice appeal in wife’s memory

Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Councillor Glen Miller, who lost his wife of 33 years, Vivienne, to cancer in early October, hopes to raise enough cash to build a summerhouse at Manorlands hospice, where she was cared for.

HRH The Prince of Wales visits Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Sue Ryder blog
HRH The Prince of Wales has been a Patron of Sue Ryder – Leckhampton Court Hospice since 1986 and always pays a visit every other Christmas to spend time with patients.

Our West Midlands hospice helps make Christmas special for Penny and her family

Marie Curie blog
“Right across the UK, we’re doing whatever we can to make Christmas special for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.”

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

ehospice 2014 year in review

ehospice International
Kate Jackson, editor of the international edition of ehospice, reviews some of the highlights of 2014 – an exciting year for global palliative care.

Celebrating one more Christmas at home with the help of hospice

ehospice USA
In a new video that’s part of the Moments of Life campaign, Hannabelle Waith shows how hospice is helping her stay at home to celebrate the season among those she loves.

Imagine Christmas without being able to eat

ehospice International children’s edition
In her latest blog Lucy Watts, a young adult with a life-limiting condition, shares her thoughts on Christmas and on what it’s like to watch others enjoy the usual Christmas fare while not being able to eat.

Have you read the latest articles from the UK edition of ehospice?

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