Daily News Roundup – 6 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Bury St Edmunds hospice marks 30th anniversary

Bury Free Press

St Nicholas Hospice Care held a special service yesterday to mark the 30 years it has dedicated to caring for people in West Suffolk and Thetford.

VIDEO: Countess of Wessex visits Lewis Manning hospice in Poole

Bournemouth Echo

Lewis Manning Hospice received a Royal visitor on Friday when the Countess of Wessex dropped in to look around the new building.

The hospice helped Mum rediscover her love of food

Marie Curie Blog

Deirdre McKenny’s mother Bernadette received fantastic care at the Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast. Afterwards, during a period of remission, the former chef could enjoy food again, as Deirdre explains.

Butterfly Hospice to open to in-patients

Boston Standard

The Butterfly Hospice is to finally open to in-patients after a vital funding deal was struck. The announcement comes after NHS Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) invited providers to bid for the provision of six in-patient beds.

Shelley Gilbert, founder and CEO of Grief Encounter, receives MBE

This is Local London

Shelley Gilbert, the founder of a Barnet-based child bereavement charity, has been made an MBE at Buckingham Palace in recognition of her work over the past 20 years helping bereaved children.

Ceredigion palliative cancer care ‘set back 10 years’

BBC News

A county’s palliative care has been set back 10 years since a charity helping terminally ill people closed 18 months ago, says a former health trust medical director.

Panorama care home abuse is shocking, but where are stories of good practice?

The Guardian

The Panorama progamme, Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed, has once again captured shocking scenes of alleged abuse and neglect in care homes. But Leon Smith argues that those who work in care homes are caught between “trying to defend our sector and trying to disassociate ourselves from it.”

Death doulas: helping people face up to dying

The Guardian

People often seek support to bring a new life into the world, but what about when we are preparing to leave it? Rebecca Green talks about her role as a ‘death doula.’

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