Daily news roundup – 27 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

End of life care must be a core priority for all local health and care leaders

NHS Confederation blog
Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of Hospice UK, outlines how more health and wellbeing boards and clinical commissioning groups can work collaboratively with hospices and other organisations to tackle gaps in service planning for end of life care.

Why playtime is so important for children with life-limiting conditions

Wales Online
Health correspondent Mark Smith speaks to Ty Hafan’s Sarah Merrick who works as a palliative care play specialist.

New hospice patron Scott Quigg calls for fundraising boost

Bury Times
Boxing hero Scott Quigg is hoping to deliver a big boost to Bury Hospice, after becoming a patron for the charity.

Staff at Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge join in internet Running Man Challenge

Stourbridge News
Keen to get in on the latest internet trend, staff from Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge decided to join in with The Running Man Challenge.

‘Dedicated’ hospice nurse Janet retires after three decades helping patients

Bedfordshire on Sunday
Sue Ryder St John’s hospice’s first Lymphoedema nurse, Janet Jeffs, is retiring after almost three decades of dedicated service.

“The children’s hospice has given us a lifeline”

Jenny Lowther was heartbroken when her son was diagnosed with a severe type of epilepsy, but she says at Little Havens their family can appreciate the time they have together.

Almost 1.5 million carers in the UK but over half have no support

The Huffington Post
“When a cancer diagnosis hits, it’s not just the life of the person with cancer that changes forever but the person standing by their side willing to care for them,” writes Lynda Thomas, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Implementing the WHA resolution on palliative care – Jordan

International edition: Workshop on neonatal palliative care held in Portugal

International children’s edition: Praise pours in for the 2nd ICPCN conference held last week in Argentina

Africa editon: Government vows to scale up palliative care training in Uganda

South Africa edition: No strength without unity

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