Daily News Roundup – 28 November 2014

Categories: Care.

Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

The Independent

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle

Improved help for patients in need of palliative care

Thorne and District Gazette

A new post has been created to drive forward palliative care for patients across North Lincolnshire. Dr Ann Morris, who has a wealth of experience in this field, has been appointed as the lead palliative care practitioner and will be based at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

Hospice ‘built out of love’ is open

Evening Times

After 13 years of fundraising, Kilbryde Hospice in Glasgow – which will care for and support people with a range of illnesses – finally opened its doors today.

Dedicated Bristol nurse wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Hospice UK annual national conference

Bristol Post

A Bristol nurse who has dedicated her life to caring for people with life-limiting illnesses has been awarded a prestigious Lifetime Achievement award by Hospice UK.

St Nicholas Hospice Care wins £50,000 in People’s Millions for Garden of Life Project

Cambridge News

St Nicholas Hospice has received a £50,000 boost after winning the money in the People’s Millions competition, which ran on ITV Anglia yesterday.

Elf storage to support hospice charity

Herald Express

Dainton Self Storage is offering free storage for Christmas presents and asking for a donation of £1 in return to help meet its fundraising goal of £5,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.

Goat’s head soup at the graveside: the West Indian way of death

The Spectator

Ian Thomson applauds the grand rituals of West Indian funerals in his review of Charlie Phillips’s How Great Thou Art.

Two children being tested for Ebola in Newcastle after arriving in UK from Africa

The Independent

Two children are being tested for Ebola in Newcastle after arriving in the UK from Africa. Public Health England did not confirm which country they had travelled to or whether it was affected by the disease but said they were also being screened for malaria.

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