Daily News Roundup – 24 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Pilgrims Hospice announces new chief executive

Canterbury Times

The Pilgrims Hospice in Kent has appointed Cate Russell its new chief executive, following the resignation of Steve Auty earlier this year.

Bury Hospice bosses lash out at critics with tell-all open letter

Bury Times

Leaders at Bury Hospice have laid bare its current financial situation in a bid to get the charity back on its feet and secure its future.

Magic Eyegaze technology donated to Keech Hospice Care

Luton Today

Cutting-edge equipment, donated by Lifelites, will help young people at Keech Hospice with complex and life-threatening conditions to communicate effectively.

New partnership will benefit hospice

The Northern Echo

St Teresa’s Hospice is set to benefit from free expert HR advice thanks to a partnership with a local firm.

Patients leave end of life care choice to medics, survey finds

The Independent

Only 7% of adults in Britain want a doctor to have the final say on their end of life care, but only 4% have either made a record of their preferences in an Advance Decision or appointed a Lasting Power of Attorney, according to YouGov research for Compassion in Dying.

Healthcare professionals must listen to patients’ dying wishes

The Guardian – healthcare professionals network

“Most people want to die at home, so why do so many spend their final days and hours in hospital?” asks Dr Lucy Ison in an article which highlights the Choice Offers consultation, led by Claire Henry, chief executive of the National Council for Palliative Care.

Ebola outbreak: NHS volunteers fly to Sierra Leone

BBC News

The first group of NHS volunteers have left for Sierra Leone to help in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.