Daily news roundup – 4 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Foxes ambassador Alan Birchenall cuts turf for LOROS hospice

BBC News
A £6m project to expand LOROS hospice has got under way. The first sod was cut by Alan Birchenall, Leicester City club ambassador and a patron of the charity.

St Gemma’s Hospice rated as ‘outstanding’ after inspection

Yorkshire Evening Post
The Care Quality Commission has heaped praise on St Gemma’s Hospice in Moortown in a report following an unannounced inspection.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit a hospice opened by the Princess of Wales

Daily Mail
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Francis House in Manchester on 14 October.

Yoga classes at St Helena Hospice help patient with brain tumours to regain independence

East Anglian Daily Times
Stepping out of your comfort zone is hard to do, especially after being diagnosed with a terminal illness but doing just that has helped Alan Saddington to regain his balance and learn to walk again.

Dying woman picks road trip over chemotherapy

BBC News
When 90-year-old Norma Bauerschmidt was diagnosed with terminal cancer she embarked on the road trip of lifetime and unwittingly became an internet hit along the way.

Hospice research – why bother?

#WhyWeDoResearch campaign blog
Blog by Sarah Russell, head of research and clinical innovation at Hospice UK, as part of the campaign’s Hospice Research Month.

Brand management in children’s palliative care

Together for Short Lives blog
Mel Barry, head of marketing and communication at Keech Hospice Care, talks about the challenges of brand management in the children’s palliative care sector.

Autonomy and creativity at the end of life

End of life studies blog
Ben Colburn writes about the art department of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow and resident artists Jeni Pearson and Kirsty Stansfield.

How Labradors are helping our patients

Marie Curie blog
Introduction to Pets as Therapy companions, two dogs called Ruby, who are companions to residents at Marie Curie Hospice, West Midlands.