Daily News Roundup – 24 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Willowbrook Hospice £1m extension in pictures after official launch

Liverpool Echo
Willowbrook Hospice in Prescot has unveiled its £1.2 million extension. The renovation includes two new bedrooms, a cafe, lounge, garden and drug room.

Duke of Kent visits Kidderminster

Kidderminster Shuttle
Prince Edward visited Kemp Hospice on Tuesday morning, where he toured the facilities in Mason Road and met patients taking part in a range of therapies.

The Assisted Dying Bill brings danger not comfort

Huffington Post
The majority of doctors do not believe that assisting the suicides of patients is a proper part of clinical practice, writes National Council for Palliative Care chair elect, Baroness Ilora Finlay.

£85k cash boost for Luton’s Keech Hospice to help grieving families in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire News
Keech Hospice Care, based in Luton, has received £84,994 from Children in Need for a new family support worker and the hospice’s Bereavement Pathway service.

Former St Catherine’s Hospice nurse admits misconduct

West Sussex County Times
A former hospice nurse who diluted a morphine injection before giving it to an elderly patient has been given a nine-month condition of practice order.

East Anglia’s Children Hospices (EACH) hits back over BBC dramas which say institution is ‘dirty’

Cambridge News
A children’s hospice which has a site just outside Cambridge has hit back at claims made on two BBC1 programmes that hospices are “dingy” and “grotty”.

Hemming: pitching for VAT relief makes me ‘uncomfortable’

Civil Society News
John Hemming, chair of the Charity Tax Group, has said he is uncomfortable with the way charities such as Hospice UK have had to pitch independently to get the VAT refunds that were announced in last year’s Autumn Statement.

From across ehospice editions:

First regional instrument for the protection of Rights of Older Persons includes palliative care

Palliative care from a social worker’s perspective

Stylish silage as farmers go pink for Irish Cancer Society

Meet Nora Kewana: Home Based Carer at Helderberg Hospice

Hospice therapy dog: A real “hero”

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