Daily News Roundup – 27 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Nuns and monks come to the aid of terminally-ill patients in West Wales with £2m hospice development

Wales Online

Building work has begun on a £2 million inpatient hospice at the multi-faith Skanda Vale monastery near Llanpumsaint.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation fund £41,000 specialist therapy room at Haven House

Redbridge Guardian

A specialist music therapy room funded by the foundation of the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse has opened at Haven House.

Caring for siblings is part of service at Little Bridge House, Fremington

North Devon Journal

Playing on the Xbox with dad is something most 13-year-old boys would take for granted, but for Daniel Potter it is one of the highlights of his visits to Little Bridge House children’s hospice.

£100k legacy gift to Devine hospice

Maidenhead Advertiser

A donation of £100,000 has been made to the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service from a legacy trust fund.

Good grief: reimagining our relationship with death

Herald Scotland

Feature article about ‘To Absent Friends’, a new festival being launched this week which will involve events of remembrance and celebration all over Scotland.

Should we do anything we can to keep people alive?

The Guardian

Two deaths last week highlight a problem for modern medicine: as treatments improve, dying can be prolonged. Atul Gawande, the surgeon and author who will deliver this year’s BBC Reith Lectures, says it’s time to rethink our approach.

The poison’s still in the fridge, but perhaps I don’t want it after all

The Guardian

In July, sick with cancer, Jo Beecham talked about stashing life-ending drugs in her fridge, in case she wanted to hasten her end. But as the disease wore on, and she received better palliative care, she had second thoughts.

Volunteers no longer happy to ‘do what they are told’, says report

Civil Society

Volunteers now expect more from their experience and charities must do more to recruit and retain them, according to a report published by nfpSynergy.

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