Daily News Roundup – 31 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

St Margaret’s Hospice CEO Dr Jon Andrewes retires after ten years’ service

Western Gazette
St Margaret’s Hospice have announced that Dr Jon Andrewes decided to retire from his position, with his last day at the charity being 18 March.

Tributes to Rugby Myton Hospice ‘angel’ Lesley Beards

Rugby Advertiser
Friends and colleagues of Myton nurse Lesley Beards have paid tribute to a “true Myton angel” following her death.

Hospice wins prestigious children’s charity gong

Border Counties Advertizer
HOPE House Children’s Hospices won the Children’s Charity Award at The Businesses for Children Awards last week.

‘Inspirational’ 91-year-old calls time on volunteering for Dougie Mac after 40 years

Stoke Sentinel
In her time as a volunteer, 91-year-old Joan Kelsall was instrumental in the creation of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice charity’s shops, of which there are now 20 across North Staffordshire.

Top legal experts call for clarity over the ‘shameful’ right to die legislation

Herald Scotland
Legal experts from across Scotland are calling for clear guidance on how anyone who helps a loved one to die will be treated by the law, describing the current confusion as “shameful”.

‘Can I go on a cruise, doc?’ really means ‘How long do I have to live?’

The Guardian – comment is free
“The closer a patient comes to death, the less they want to hear about their prognosis. Telling the truth while preserving hope is the greatest challenge of an oncologist,” writes oncologist Ranjana Srivastava.

Charity shops must do more to protect stock from theft, Charity Retail Association chief Martin Blackwell says

Third Sector News
Blackwell, who has led the CRA since January, says shops should train their staff better and invest in technology to help combat the theft of donated goods

Updated nursing code of conduct comes into effect today

Nursing Times
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s revised code of conduct has come into force this month.

From across ehospice editions:

Thinking in terms of terminal prognosis

Dementia cafes – a good idea for Australian aged care?

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