Daily news roundup – 26 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opens new Lanarkshire hospice

Hamilton Advertiser
The Kilbryde Hospice, in the grounds of East Kilbride’s Hairmyres Hospital, was officially opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Friday.

Haven House in Woodford Green needs your generosity to help them care for 500 critically ill kids

East London and West Essex Guardian Series
Haven House Children’s Hospice has announced that it is on track to reach its “ambitious” plan to care for more children than ever before.

Celeb hot shots at Phillip Schofield’s hospice fundraiser

Charity Times
TV stars Ant and Dec, and Holly Willoughby were the hot shots of the day at Phillip and Stephanie Schofield’s Clay Pigeon Shoot, held at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School in aid of Shooting Star Chase.

Fantastic garden makeover at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Volunteers from Wyevale Garden Centre joined hospice personnel and a local handyman to transform an overgrown stretch of land at the hospice into a bright and colourful haven for families to enjoy for years to come.

The woman who wanted her pacemaker turned off

BBC News
A case thought to be the first of its kind in the UK has highlighted a complicated ethical and legal dilemma – is it right to turn off someone’s pacemaker, if that’s what they want?

One dying patient taught me that doing nothing can be brave

The Guardian
“The patient who loved chicken wings showed me that healthcare professionals fail to hear what really matters in end of life care,” writes trainee GP Nishma Manek.

Palliative or supportive? A rose by any other name

BMJ blogs
Dr Ollie Minton, Macmillan consultant and honorary senior lecturer in palliative medicine, considers whether we need to alter the word palliative to supportive.

It’s about giving families real choice

Together for Short Lives blog
Francis Edwards, paediatric palliative care and bereavement liaison nurse at Bristol Children’s Hospital, talks about children’s palliative care and why it’s important to give families choice.

Candle Child Bereavement Service: Children, young people and loss – part three

EAPC blog
In the final part of this story, Judy Debenham describes how the support that Rachel is receiving from The Candle Service is part of St Christopher’s Hospice in London, is beginning to take effect.

How Marie Curie leads on local partnerships for excellent and innovative care

Marie Curie blog
Look at two key partnerships where Marie Curie is working with others to improve end of life care for local communities.

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