Daily news roundup – 24 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Children’s Hospice Week 23-29 May 2016

The Huffington Post
“Being allowed to stay at a children’s hospice is one of those things no-one wants to be eligible for,” writes Rachel Wright, nurse and mum of three boys, one with severe cerebral palsy.

Duchess of Cambridge praises the ‘amazing and life-changing’ work of children’s hospices

Mail Online
In a letter of support for Children’s Hospice Week, Kate said hospices and palliative care charities offered a lifeline to parents and youngsters facing the most ‘difficult times imaginable’.

Royal support for advert showing how East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice is a place for families to enjoy positive experiences

Wisbech Standard
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has released a social media advert supported by the Duchess of Cambridge to show that palliative care centres for young people are not always the sad places people imagine.

New admiral nurse to be appointed to aid Kirkwood Hospice patients

Batley and Birstall News
A new admiral nurse is to be appointed by Kirkwood Hospice, Kirklees Council and Dementia UK to support the hospice’s care teams and the wider Admiral Nursing team in Kirklees.

Appeal launched to raise money for respite centre in Aberdeen

The Press and Journal
Aberdeen-based charity Charlie House has launched a new appeal at the the start of Children’s Hospice Week to raise funds for a respite centre in Aberdeen.

Shiny Ghost: the life and death of my glamorous grandmother – in pictures

The Guardian
US photographer Rachel Cox charts with painful honesty her grandmother’s final days with a degenerative brain disease in this LensCulture award-winning photo series.

More people caring for someone with cancer – survey

BBC News
The number of people caring for someone with cancer in the UK has risen to almost 1.5 million, new figures from Macmillan Cancer Support show.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Update on implementation of the 2014 World Health Assembly resolution on palliative care – report released

South Africa edition: We cannot change the outcome of an illness, but can change the experience

USA edition: Community Hospice efforts garner national recognition