Daily News Roundup – 5 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Feature: 25 years of care at St Clare Hospice

Epping Forest Guardian
A hospice which formed 25 years ago is now looking to the future, as it adapts and expands what it offers to the community.

Liver patients’ hospice care

The Echo
A hospice has stepped in to help care for patients with chronic liver disease to ease pressure on the NHS. St Luke’s hospice is providing medical care, counselling and support to patients being treated by Basildon Hospital.

Why people with kidney disease opt for palliative care over dialysis

The Conversation
End-stage renal disease is a devastating illness that happens when the kidneys stop working. It is primarily caused by diabetes and high blood pressure and is on the increase. When the kidneys fail, people have to make a stark choice: take up treatment or a transplant, or die.

Bolton Hospice nurse Mary Fox says goodbye to team after 45 year career

Bolton News
A Bolton nurse is hanging up her uniform after 45 years treating the town’s patients. Mary Fox was joined by family and former colleagues on Tuesday at Bolton Hospice for a surprise retirement celebration.

Quality home care business that aims to raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice launched

Hampshire Chronicle
A new service called St Michael’s Home Care was officially launched last week. One of the aims of the new business venture is to help fund the expansion of services provided by St Michael’s Hospice.

Credit due to hospices

The Observer
Dr Ros Taylor responds to The Observer’s report on Care Quality Commission inspections of adult social care services.

Daughter’s new music video shows heartbreaking reality of loving someone with dementia

Huffington Post
If you’ve witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of dementia on a family member or friend, then Daughter’s new music video will resonate deeply.

Hospice founder Mary Butterwick will be laid to rest at Stockton service

Northern Echo
Mary Butterwick, founder of the Butterwick Hospice movement in the North-East who died this week at the age of 91 will be laid to rest at a service in Stockton next week.

Burglary-hit Saffron Walden charity shop thanks people for support

Saffron Walden Reporter
St Clare Hospice has thanked the people of Saffron Walden for their generous support after a double break-in at the charity’s shop in the town.

With Hospice Care Week beginning today, we round up some of the media coverage from across the country:

‘Hospice’s care helps me to live the rest of my life in a better way’ (Oxford Mail)

Hospice help at home giving quality of life back to likes of terminally ill Mark (Yorkshire Evening Post)

New film follows patients at Scottish terminal illness centre (BBC News)

St Richard’s Hospice throws support behind awareness campaign (Worcester News)

Looking at the vital work of St Nicholas Hospice in Hospice Care Week (Bury Free Press)

From across ehospice editions:

Palliative care for bereaved children in Zimbabwe

Hospital workers find solace in pausing after a death

Best and worst states providing access to palliative care

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