Daily News Roundup – 25 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Neonatal hospice care is a new, and vital, focus

The Scotsman

Palliative care for newborn babies can help families make precious memories that last a lifetime, says Dr Pat Carragher, Medical Director at CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland).

Minister Poots praises ‘invaluable contribution’ during visit to hospice

Cross Examiner

During a visit to Southern Area Hospice in Newry, Health Minister Edwin Poots was given a tour of the facility and had the opportunity to meet with local people who use the hospice and its services.

Hospice signs deal over old Ekco site

The Echo

After eight months of talks, Havens Hospices has signed a deal with housebuilder Bellway Homes for a joint development on a local former Ekco factory site.

New website launched by Julia’s House children’s hospice

Bournemouth Echo

A new simple to navigate website has been launched by Julia’s House children’s hospice.

Sharing experiences of paediatric palliative care

ehospice International children’s edition

In 2013 Dr Emily Mackeith from Helen and Douglas House spent two months with the paediatric palliative care team at the Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital in Argentina.

Catholic Church intensifies campaign against assisted dying

Christian Today

Leaflets are being sent out to Catholic parishes across England and Wales explaining why the Church cannot support assisted dying.

People fear dementia more than cancer

Channel 5

People fear developing dementia more than cancer, a YouGov/ Channel 5 News survey has found.

Student volunteering worth £175m a year, report says

Civil Society

Student volunteering is worth £175m a year, according to a report by the National Union of Students.

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