Daily News Roundup – 6 January 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Cross-party review ‘needed for health and care’

BBC News
A cross-party commission should be set up to review the future of the NHS and social care in England, a trio of former health ministers say.

Gatwick Airport objects to plans for new hospice over fears people will feed the birds

Daily Telegraph
One of Britain’s busiest airports has objected to plans for a development including a new St Catherine’s Hospice building and a school near the runway over fears about the local bird population.

Meet Anne Merriman: The woman behind Uganda’s impressive end of life care

Ventures Africa
Anne Merriman, a palliative care specialist from Britain, founded Hospice Africa in Uganda in 1993, making Uganda’s ranking of 35th on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2015 Quality of Death Index possible.

Saint Michael’s Hospice’s £35,000 funding request overlooked in council’s annual grants

Ripon Gazette
Saint Michael’s Hospice has missed out their £35,000 funding request in Harrogate Borough Council’s strategic annual grants.

Generous donation made to St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester

Worcester News
Staff at St Richard’s Hospice are celebrating after being given a late Christmas present to help them support their patients. The Worcester-based hospice has been given the use of a car for a year by Gemini ARC body shop and accident repair company.

Post Christmas clear-out appeal to support Prospect Hospice

Swindon Advertiser
Prospect Hospice are calling on residents in Swindon to think of them as they carry out their post-Christmas clearout. They will be hosting a donation day this weekend and are calling on people to support their stock appeal which will allow them to raise funds for the hospice.

From across ehospice editions:

From a personal resolution to public action – providing palliative care in Senegal

Canadians now eligible for up to 6 months of compassionate care benefits

Kirinyaga County ready for palliative care

African American faith community talking about death

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