Daily news roundup – 28 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Major £470,000 revamp of Newcastle hospice will help hundreds of patients

Chronicle Live
Newcastle’s Marie Curie Hospice is undergoing its first refurbishment in 21 years in a bid to help hundreds more patients.

Lincoln coffee house to host city’s first death café

The Lincolnite
Death and dying will be served up for visitors to Lincoln’s first ever death café next month, organised by St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

‘Why we have a gold standard of care’, explains Arthur Rank Hospice chief Lynn Morgan

Cambridge News
“The Arthur Rank Hospice recognised the need to share our good practice and as a result is just one of 13 regional centres in England delivering GSF,” writes hospice CEO Lynn Morgan.

Myton Hospice nurse on why he loves his job

Leamington Courier
Being part of an “amazing” team that is able to provide excellent care to those in need are among the reasons Andy Houghton, senior staff nurse at Myton Hospice’s Warwick site, loves his job.

Having lots of friends is a better painkiller than morphine

The Telegraph
Scientists at Oxford University found people with large groups of friends have a higher tolerance for pain.

Author Jenny Diski, diagnosed with inoperable cancer, dies aged 68

The Guardian
The author Jenny Diski has died. “Under no circumstances is anyone to say that I lost a battle with cancer. Or that I bore it bravely. I am not fighting, losing, winning or bearing,” she wrote in her diary about her inoperable cancer, which was serialised in the London Review of Books.

Death and dying needs greater public health focus

Dying Matters blog
Dr Rammya Mathew explains why a greater public health focus on advance care planning would benefit us all.

From across the ehospice editions:

India edition: What better time than now? Report from the 59th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna

USA edition: J. Donald Schumacher receives leadership award at NHPCO’s 31st annual management and leadership conference

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