Daily News Roundup – 4 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Speaker’s Corner: Privileged to watch our brilliant hospice grow

Tring Today
David Gauke, South West Herts MP, on the work of his local hospice – The Hospice of St Francis – and Dr Ros Taylor MBE.

School’s project started by day hospice staff

Rochdale Online
Day hospice staff at Springhill Hospice have started a new schools project, aimed at introducing children to the hospice environment and creating a healthier attitude towards illness, death and dying.

Memories wanted as St Helena Hospice marks 30th anniversary

St Helena Hospice wants people’s stories about its work as it marks its 30th anniversary.

Light Up A Life Appeal: Hospice fundraising campaign reaches massive £136,000 total

Wales Online
A seven-week appeal in aid of George Thomas Hospice Care has raised £68,000 which will be match funded by the Jane Hodge Foundation.

Undergraduate project on Maggie’s Centres in Scotland

End of life studies blog
Blog by Lorraine Manley about Maggie’s Centres, which support people with cancer across Scotland.

Assisted dying bill rejected by Isle of Man politicians

BBC News
Isle of Man politicians have rejected a call to introduce a bill to allow assisted dying.

‘Half of UK people’ will get cancer

BBC News
One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, analysis suggests.

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

Community leaders: a new gear in the hospice engine in Egypt

ehospice International
Josaab Foundation introduced mobile hospice services in Egypt for the first time in 2011. Here, Noura Rizk, field coordinator at Josaab Foundation, writes about recruiting community leaders to maximise access to hospice services.

My experience: what is a palliative approach to care?

ehospice Canada
Let’s be honest: the words “palliative care” can evoke fear for patients and family members.

Kenya National Cancer Institute launched

ehospice Kenya
The Kenya Government Ministry of Health held a media briefing on World Cancer Day and at the same time inaugurated the first National Cancer Institute (NCI) Board of Trustees.

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