Daily News Roundup – 29 January 2016

Categories: In The Media.

From heartache to happiness in a day

Financial Times
Running Helen and Douglas House means dealing sensitively with death and keeping cash coming in.

£13m adult hospice with 18 beds to be finished in spring

Belfast Telegraph
Northern Ireland Hospice’s new £13 million adult hospice will be completed this spring. It will include 18 beds in single en-suite rooms with supporting facilities for staff, families and volunteers. 

Hard sell not our way says Saint Francis Hospice boss

Romford Recorder
A hospice manager has reassured residents over the fundraising tactics used by volunteers after a scathing report from a committee of MPs on some charities.

Short home care visits ‘plague system’

BBC News
Unacceptably short 15-minute home care visits to elderly and disabled people are still plaguing the care system in England, a report suggests.

Watch Forget Me Not Trust Hospice chief’s heartfelt plea for support after losing £140,000 following fire

Huddersfield Daily Examiner
The head of Huddersfield’s children’s hospice has made a heartfelt plea for support after a fire which has seen it lose £140,000 in funding.

Rutland hospice will offer day care to vulnerable

Rutland & Stamford Mercury
Plans have been revealed for a hospice in the county offering palliative day care. Chris Gatfield, who founded Dove Cottage in Stathern near Melton Mowbray 20 years ago, says she is keen to open a similar hospice set-up in the county within the next year.

Westcountry MPs urge UK to address ‘taboo’ of palliative care

Western Morning News
A Cornish MP is urging government to address the “taboo” of palliative care, amid hopes that thousands of terminally ill people will be able “to end their days in dignity”.

From across ehospice editions:

The invisible, serene force – a note from the Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2015

Louis Dundas Centre potential game-changer for children’s palliative care

Day hospice offers respite, camaraderie

Pallium India outpatient day at Murukkumpuzha

Spreading hospice awareness to underserved populations

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