Daily News Roundup – 3 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Building work set to start on Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice

Maidenhead Advertiser
Building work is set to start on Berkshire’s first children’s hospice. The groundbreaking ceremony for the £5m Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service build will be held at Snowball Hill in Woodlands Park on Wednesday, September 23.

Canterbury hospice’s distress at theft of collection tins

Canterbury Times
Pilgrims Hospice’s chief executive has spoken of her distress that thieves stole three collection tins containing more than £1,000 donated by a family who had raised the money at a loved one’s funeral.

It’s important people feel at home with me

Portsmouth News
The Revd Carol Gully talks about her role as Spiritual Care Chaplain to The Rowans Hospice.

Hospice reveals plans to move to a new home after being donated five acres of land

The Argus
A hospice could be moving to a new home after being given five acres of land for free. St Catherine’s Hospice supporter Bill Bridges donated the land the hospice in Crawley after seeing the care it gave to his mother and a close friend.

Plans for new ‘hub’ at Sheffield hospice gather pace

The Star
Earlier this year St Luke’s Hospice announced plans to move into Clifford House to form a new ‘hub’ to allow an increase in its community services for patients with terminal illnesses. Now a planning application has been lodged with Sheffield Council.

Special visitor to St Michael’s Hospice

Hereford Times
One very special guest paid a visit to a county hospice. Monmouth Show’s male champion Hereford bull, Adzor Lyric, visited St Michael’s Hospice yesterday.

Hospice celebrates 65 years in Clydebank

Clydebank Post
Hundreds of people joined St Margaret of Scotland’s Hospice staff last week to celebrate a historic moment which was broadcast live to countries across the world.

Ahead of the House of Commons debate on the Assisted Dying Bill on Friday 11 September, we roundup some of the press coverage surrounding the issue:

Euthanasia is not a matter for party politics but of conscience (Swindon Advertiser)

Bath people sign petition in support of Assisted Dying Bill (Bath Chronicle)

From across ehospice editions:

Special World Day offer to watch streaming version of Little Stars film

National guidelines needed for palliative care referrals

Hidden curriculum erodes medical students’ compassion

Separate terminally ill patients and their care givers for psychosocial assessments

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