Daily News Roundup – 27 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

New Sunderland children’s hospice chief takes on triple challenge

Sunderland Echo
Dr Karen Parry, the new chief executive of Grace House, plans to undertake a trio of endurance events during 2015 to raise money for the Southwick centre.

Children have their say on hospice toys

Island Echo
Thanks to help from local schoolchildren and the generosity of the KissyPuppy charity, a wish list of new toys aimed at young visitors has been delivered to Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Book talk – Rachel Joyce’s inspiring story set in a hospice

British novelist Rachel Joyce’s new novel ‘The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy’ is set in a hospice.

Too poor to die

As the cost of funerals has nearly doubled in the last decade, one fifth of the 500,000 families who are bereaved each year are struggling to afford the unavoidable expense of a funeral.

Eight-year-old with rare disorder has personal care benefits rescinded

The Guardian
Ava Jolliffe, who has Brown Vialetto Van Laere Syndrome, has been told that part of her disability living allowance has been rescinded as her father works in Germany.

Eight million Britons will have to move from home as they age, National Housing Federation warns

The Telegraph
100,000 new homes must be built specifically for older people to meet the needs of an ageing population, experts warn.

International visitors welcomed at Hospice Africa Uganda

ehospice International
James Mumford, a GP from Norfolk, writes for ehospice about a recent trip to visit Hospice Africa Uganda to learn how a successful community palliative care programme can be run in Africa.

Experts meet in Lusaka to share knowledge on cancer control and care

ehospice Kenya
Cancer experts from Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda met in Lusaka to share knowledge and exchange ideas at the Taking a Regional Approach Workshop.

Seven considerations for live music in hospice settings

ehospice Canada
The presence of live music in hospice settings can be of enormous value to dying people, their families and their caregivers. However, music being a powerful agent in people’s lives, it has the potential to do harm when not used with caution.

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