Daily News Roundup – 25 January 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Patients of Sobell House Hospice back £4m plans for specialist facility

Oxford Mail
Terminally ill patients are backing £4 million plans to expand the work of Sobell House Hospice in Oxford.

Hospice chief is pleased with report

This is Wiltshire
The chief executive of Prospect Hospice has welcomed the news that the standard of end of life care at the Great Western Hospital, which is delivered in partnership with the hospice, has been praised.

St Luke’s Hospice in Basildon celebrates 25 years

Maldon Standard
A Basildon hospice is looking to the future after celebrating 25 years supporting patients and their families.

Jobs at risk as hospice looks to axe 45 posts

Stoke Sentinel
Nearly 50 staff could lose their jobs as the Douglas Macmillan Hospice considers closing down its home care agency Sunflower Home Care, which was set up four years ago as an income-generating company.

‘How can we ensure patients get the end of life care they want?’

Nursing Times
Death is a part of life. However I have found people shy away from it. Indeed they seem to actively ignore and try not to think about it, writes student nurse Esther Morland.

The Last taboo: Putting death on the table in Harold Hill

Romford Recorder
Do you have a death wish? It is not a question normally asked in seriousness but for people attending a death cafe, the answer was explored in great detail.

St Barnabas: MyLife events to encourage people to use day hospice

Worthing Herald
For many people January is the perfect time of year to try out something new; a time when we start to think about living our lives as fully as possible, writes Hugh Lowson, St Barnabas House chief executive.

New support for residents who have a terminal illness

Morpeth Herald
A team of specially-trained social workers is providing end of life support for people in Northumberland.

The future of hospice fundraising calls for collaborative leaders

Institute of Fundraising blog
I am still amazed at how many fundraisers visibly recoil at the word collaboration, writes Tricia Cavell, fundraising director at St Richard’s Hospice.

From across ehospice editions:

Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health final draft published

Hospice care – perspectives from a student

Not just a golf day