Daily News Roundup – 5 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

New hospice service starts in Scarborough and Filey

Yorkshire Coast Radio
Saint Catherine’s new hospice at home team will do their first visits to families from today with a joint service aimed at helping more patients fulfil their wish to end their days at home.

Motorcycling white knights to deliver blood and medications for South Yorkshire hospice

The Star
Motorcycling white knights will deliver emergency deliveries of bloods and medications to and from Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Star trio become faces of hospice

Halifax Courier
The CEO of Martin House Children’s Hospice has called on the help of three Yorkshire celebrities to become the first official ambassadors of the children’s hospice.

This Morning’s Holly Willoughby films at Keech Hospice

The Herts Advertiser
This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby was the special guest at local children’s hospice Keech as part of a nationwide fundraising initiative.

Death is never cheerful – but it deserves our debate

The Telegraph
Though comments made by Dr Richard Smith, who claimed this week that cancer is the best way to die, have caused controversy, Judith Woods says he has given death considered thought – and it’s high time the rest of us did the same.

Right-to-die campaigner’s last article calls for more legal protection for those who assist suicide

The Independent
Shortly before her death last week, Debbie Purdy wrote this article to explain why the legislation that she won does not go far enough

Dr Death to perform comedy at Edinburgh Festival

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The right to die campaigner Philip Nitschke is to perform stand-up comedy at this years Edinburgh Fringe.

Put more money in or face public backlash, says NHS chief

The Guardian
Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, calls for end to ‘boom-bust’ approach as Labour claims NHS cannot survive another five years of the Tories.