Daily news roundup – 25 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Rainbows chief executive quits for IT career return

Loughborough Echo
The chief executive of Rainbows Hospice, Andy Campbell, has left the position after 18 months to return to a career in IT. Mandy Ashton OBE has been appointed as interim CEO.

St Michael’s CEO to retire in 2017

Hastings & St Leonards Observer
After twelve successful years as chief executive of St Michael’s Hospice, Celia Pyke-Lees has announced that she will be retiring from the role in Spring 2017.

Hospice at Home West Cumbria sets worldwide example

Times & Star
Hospice at Home West Cumbria has been internationally hailed as an example of good end of life care.

There is plenty of Pride in Paisley as lions auction raises nearly £80K for two hospices

Daily Record
Hospice bosses have heaped lavish praise on Paisley First after they helped raise almost £80,000 for Accord Hospice and St Vincent’s Hospice by auctioning off the 25 lions.

Death and Dying

BBC Radio Wales – All Things Considered
Roy Jenkins and guests explore some of the issues surrounding death and dying. With increasing power to prolong lives, when should support be withdrawn and can it ever be right to help someone take their own life?

Can chemotherapy for terminal cancer patients do more harm than good?

Marie Curie blog
Blog by Professor Bill Noble, medical director at Marie Curie, after The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges claims that palliative chemotherapy for terminal cancer patients can do “more harm than good”.

Palliative care helps people live

Final Fling blog
Professor Scott Murray talks about his belief that early palliative care helps people live with a serious illness. A recent medical scare of his own means Scott has been able to bring a very different, personal lens to his thinking about his professional area of expertise.

A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer review – a vital confrontation

The Guardian
“Though Bryony Kimmings’s extraordinary musical is overlong and a little messy, it delivers an essential message about the experiences of real people.”