Daily News Roundup – 3 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Compassus Centre at St Giles offering vital care and support five years on

Lichfield Mercury
It is five years since St Giles Hospice opened its care unit, the Compassus Centre. Reporter Andy Kerr has revisited the facility to see it now and to meet the hospice’s new chief executive.

Hospice scoops an Innovation Award

Hastings & St Leonards Observer
St Michael’s Hospice has been announced as the winner of the Sussex NHS Innovation Award for its Hospice Neighbour scheme.

Pilgrims Hospice seek public support to move hospice to new Canterbury site

Canterbury Times
The Board of Trustees at Pilgrims Hospice are looking for help from the people of Canterbury to help them relocate the care unit to an entirely new site in Canterbury.

Changing end of life care

Interview with Dr Andrew Daley from the Palliative Care Managed Clinical Network in Bradford about the Last Year of Life project, winner of the Palliative Care Team of the Year award at this year’s The BMJ Awards.

We hospice CEOs shouldn’t stay silent – the sector must accept assisted dying

The Guardian – voluntary sector network
An anonymous hospice CEO writes: “I’m worried that if I speak out publicly about the change in the law we so badly need, it will alienate trustees, staff and donors.”

New death guidelines ‘worse than Liverpool Care Pathway’

The Telegraph
One of the first medics to raise concerns about the Liverpool Care Pathway says new protocols to replace it are more dangerous, and could hasten patients’ deaths.

Our culture of grieving is changing: a manly pat on the back will no longer do

The Guardian – comment is free
“Robert Peston found his male friends insensitive after his wife’s death – but the problem is not men,” writes Michael Bywater.

Why we need a human rights framework for the end of life

End of life studies blog
A United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Dying and Seriously Ill could improve global standards for all people at the end of life, proposes Sharon Young of Kingston University.

From across ehospice editions:

USA: Paediatric report focuses attention on children’s unmet needs

Ireland: A resource beyond the ordinary

Australia: WA aged care staff learn to talk about dying

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