Daily News Roundup – 6 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

St Julia’s Hospice manager takes part in campaign to raise awareness of facility

The Cornishman
Sam Pleasants, unit manager and sister at St Julia’s Hospice, features in Cornwall Hospice Care’s year long story telling project, launched this week to raise awareness of the work of the hospice.

Baby hospice set to open every day near Bedworth

Nuneaton News
Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, based on the outskirts of Bedworth, is to open its doors every single day, thanks to kind-hearted fundraisers from across the area.

Rainbows Hospice unveil new chief executive

Loughborough Echo
Long-term Rainbows supporter Andy Campbell has taken over the role of CEO from Geoff Ellis, who announced his retirement in July.

Outrage over plans for hospice on green belt

Plans for a new St Luke’s Hospice and 50 homes on green belt land outside Langdon Hills have met a tidal wave of objections.

Free end of life care priced at £200m

Local Government Chronicle [subscription needed]
A Labour plan for free end of life social care could cost £200 million to £250 million annually to implement, the Treasury has claimed.

Ask the expert: How do we tell our children their dad is dying?

The Irish Times
Social worker Dr John Sharry offers advice to parents on how to talk to their children when one parent is terminally-ill.

Number living with cancer in UK will reach high of 2.5 million, charity says

The Guardian
The number of people in the UK who have cancer will reach a record high of 2.5 million this year, up 400,000 from five years ago, according to Macmillan.

What I learned as a cancer patient will make me a better doctor

The Guardian
“Receiving treatment at the hospital where I work made me realise that sometimes, it’s the simple things that matter,” writes oncologist Fiona Thistlethwaite.

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