Daily news roundup – 4 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Kate will host a £10,000-a-head ultra-exclusive charity gala for 80 members of high society

Daily Mail
The Duchess of Cambridge is to host a lavish gala in aid of the East Anglia Children’s Hospice, the charity she became a patron of in 2012.

Balloch children’s hospice to be transformed with huge £1.8m refurbishment

Daily Record
Robin House, part of Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), is undergoing a £1.8 million refurbishment, including the creation of an extended teenage den and new outdoor space.

Re-opening of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice pushed back until May

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice site at Russell House in Brackenhall will now not be fully re-opened until the start of May.

Ronnie Corbett’s art donations to Eastbourne hospice remembered fondly

Eastbourne Independent
St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Eastbourne has paid tribute to Ronnie Corbett, who helped fundraise for the charity.

‘I want to be a voice for the voiceless,’ says nun left in limbo over sex abuse allegations

The Guardian
“If you don’t go to trial, you’re never found innocent,” says Sister Frances Dominica, who was barred from the children’s hospice she founded but never prosecuted.

Forgotten wisdom: what happens when we die?

British Geriatrics Society blog
“Because we no longer talk about or pride ourselves on managing dying well, the art is fading both from medical practice and from public recognition,” writes Kathryn Mannix, a palliative care consultant at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle.

Nurse revalidation: box ticking exercise or model for best practice?

Sue Ryder blog
“If implemented properly, nurse revalidation adds value to the profession of nursing,” writes Sue Hogston, chief nurse at Sue Ryder.

Clinical and emotional impact of MRSA on patients with advanced life-limiting illness

EAPC blog
Dr Aoife Gleeson, consultant in palliative medicine at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, writes about her research on MRSA and its impact on patients with advanced life-limiting illness.

From across the ehospice editions:

International: Global drug policy and people in pain

Africa: Iddir for palliative care appeal launched

South Africa: #HospiceVisits

USA: The most important things

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