Daily News Roundup – 30 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Social media campaign launched by Acorns Children’s Hospice

Redditch Advertiser
Acorns Children’s Hospice has launched a new campaign calling on people to pose for a photo, holding aloft a caption describing what the charity has done for them.

‘I wanted to help cancer sufferers in Dorset’ – Californian donates £240k to DCCF

Bournemouth Echo
Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole is to benefit from a share of £240,000 donated by Steven Blonstein from California to the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation.

Coventry couple cover home in 30,000 Christmas lights for charity

ITV News
A couple in Coventry have covered their house in 30,000 Christmas lights to celebrate the festive season and raise money for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

Walsall hospice wins international recognition for innovative scheme

Walsall Advertiser
An innovative scheme designed to offer patients with short-term and acute illnesses treatment at St Giles Walsall Hospice has received international recognition.

End of life care service praised

Medweek Herald
A new hospice at home service provided by Exeter Hospiscare and funded by the Seaton Hospital League of Friends is proving a huge success.

Why The Independent is supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital this Christmas

The Independent
The Independent on Sunday’s Give to GOSH appeal will be raising money for GOSH’s cutting-edge paediatric research and the Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care.

How do you tell your children you have cancer?

The Guardian
“Most of my patients avoid discussing with me the single most difficult aspect of a serious illness: the dread of leaving young children behind,” writes Ranjana Srivastava.

‘Paupers’ funerals’ cost councils £1.7 million

BBC News
The cost to local councils of so-called “paupers’ funerals” has risen almost 30% to £1.7 million in the past four years.

From across ehospice editions:

A brief history of children’s palliative care in India

Abstract submission now open for the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference