Daily News Roundup – 5 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Hall & Woodhouse to raise £250,000 for children’s hospice charity

Harpers
Family-owned Dorset brewer, Hall & Woodhouse, has partnered with the Together for Short Lives charity to raise £250,000 over the next two years.

Glasgow hospice praised for care after senior managers suspended

Evening Times
Marie Curie’s Glasgow hospice has been praised for providing a “high standard of care.”

Chesterfield hospice appoints new nurse to hospital team

Derbyshire Times
In this video, Ashgate Hospicecare specialist nurses Jess talks about her role at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

The NHS has forgotten the art of a dignified death

The Spectator
“Ten years ago the National Health Service eased my father’s last days. My mother, this year, was not nearly so lucky,” writes Anil Bhoyrul.

Bereaved parents shouldn’t have to fight

Together for Short Lives blog
“Losing a baby or child is always immensely distressing – and a lack of joined up bereavement care is leaving many parents without adequate support when they need it the most,” writes Barbara Gelb.

Cancer Drugs Fund ‘should be managed better’, say MPs

BBC news
In its report on the Cancer Drugs Fund, the Public Accounts Committee said it was unacceptable that the benefit to patients was still not clear.

Holyrood approve bill to provide more support to carers

BBC News
Legislation that promises to improve the lives of Scotland’s carers has been passed by MSPs.

Who is looking out for our growing arms of carers?

Herald Scotland
Article by Susan Lowes, Marie Curie’s policy and public affairs manager in Scotland.

From across ehospice editions:

Remember the care on World Cancer Day

End of life care for cancer patients can help bring more value to life

World Cancer Day celebration