Daily News Roundup – 5 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Milestone for Hampshire children’s hospice

ITV News
A topping ceremony is taking place on a multi million pound refurbishment of Naomi House near Winchester.

Betty Shadbolt leaves £60k in her will to Haven House Children’s Hospice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series
The wife of a former timber merchant in Chingford has left thousands of pounds to Haven House Children’s Hospice.

NHS boss has tour of revamped hospice

The Northern Echo
Teesside Hospice celebrated the completion of the £650,000 project with a visit from Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England.

University appoints palliative nursing specialist to Aberdeen post

Nursing Times
Dr Sally Lawton has been appointed as a visiting professor of palliative care nursing at Robert Gordon University’s school of nursing and midwifery.

Mexico-inspired festival helping Scots celebrate

The Scotsman
Day of the Dead has lessons for life, writes Rebecca Patterson, policy & communications manager, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care.

Palliating social media

BMJ Blogs
Dr Clifford Jones a Macmillan GP Facilitator in Aneurin Bevan Healthboard summarises a workshop seminar he attended at a Macmillan GP conference in London.

Charity donations up 270% on Giving Tuesday

The Guardian
Donor websites report huge rise compared with same day last year as UK embraces post-Black Friday and Cyber Monday fundraising drive.

Donors reluctant to give online due to complicated processes and poor charity websites

Civil Society
Only 18% of British people will donate online during the holiday season due to complicated processes and deficiencies of charity websites, according to new research.

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

Ride for palliative care – one women’s quest to raise awareness for palliative care in Malaysia

ehospice International
Around 300 Malaysians, young and old, got together on a Sunday morning to cycle and raise awareness for palliative care.

Moments of Life campaign expands video collection to educate consumers

ehospice USA
Four new educational videos that focus on hospice, advance care planning, grief, and caregiving have been added to the resources available at the “Moments of Life” website.

New hospice playroom brings joy to sick children in Swaziland

ehospice International children’s edition
The Rocking Horse Project, Swaziland’s only children’s palliative care unit has just added a playroom and a play co-ordinator to their project. Denise Morlock reports on the wonderful effect this has had on the children at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini.

Have you read the latest articles from the UK edition of ehospice?