Daily News Roundup – 27 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

New North Devon Hospice chairman speaks of challenges ahead

North Devon Journal
Kevin Underwood, the new chairman of North Devon Hospice, has said he is proud to be leading the organisation.

First stone laid at new Highland Hospice by Orion Group boss

The Press and Journal
The £7.5 million new Highland Hospice reached a major milestone at the weekend as the first foundations were laid.

Jo Pavey to open £1.2 million Kings House Day Hospice in Honiton

Exeter Express and Echo
Devon athlete Jo Pavey will open Hospiscare’s new £1.2 million Kings House Day Hospice in Honiton on 17 November.

Green thinking hospice goes solar for cash

Blackpool Gazette
Trinity Hospice is set to see high-tech solar panels installed on the roof of its Low Moor Road building in November.

St Leonards Hospice arson accused dies

BBC News
A man charged with starting a fire at a St Michael’s Hospice which killed two people has died in prison.

Is London the worst place in the UK to die?

The Guardian
Onkar Sahota, chair of the London Assembly health committee, writes: The UK is billed as being the best place in the world to die, but the picture in the capital is far less rosy than national statistics suggest.

How do you tell young children about death?

The Telegraph
The passing of a beloved relative makes Harry Wallop face one of the hardest challenges of parenthood: explaining the concept of death to a child.

From across ehospice editions:

The global crisis of avoidable pain: report released

The refugee preverbal children in urgent need

Clinical guidelines for end of life care for babies, children and young people

Play therapy in a hospital environment

Palliative care not just for end of life, but for quality of life