Daily News Roundup – 6 May 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Doctor who helped found Bolton Hospice to step-down after 23 years

The Bolton News
Dr Barbara Downes, a consultant in palliative care who helped to set up Bolton Hospice is to step-down at the end of the month.

Inspirational CEO of Herefordshire hospice to stand down

Hereford Times
After almost a decade at the helm of St Michael’s Hospice in Bartestree, Nicky West is to step down as chief executive.

New support service to support terminally ill and their families

Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and Carers’ Resource are launching a new one-to-one service to help people access and manage benefits and finances, secure specialist equipment and give ongoing support.

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan ask wedding guests to donate to hospice

East London and West Essex Guardian
Guests attending the wedding of Former TOWIE star Mark Wright and actor Michelle Keegan have been asked to donate to Haven House Chiildren’s Hospice rather then give the couple gifts.

This is what happens after you die

Most of us would rather not think about what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways, writes Moheb Costandi.

Chinese theme park sets up ‘death simulator’ where volunteers can experience being cremated

UK – The Independent
Two Chinese philanthropists have created a “death simulator” allowing willing participants to experience cremation.

Reinventing death for the twenty-first century

Design Council
Meet the start-ups, corporations, venture capitalists and health providers designing new, more meaningful ways of dying.

From across ehospice editions:

Involving service-users in palliative care research

ehospice International
Researchers from the Cicely Saunders Institute have published a paper on patient and public involvement in palliative care research.

Caring for the Human Spirit Conference a success

ehospice USA
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network’s second annual Caring for the Human Spirit™ Conference last month was a milestone event in advancing the integration of spiritual care in healthcare internationally.

London Marathon runner shares his thanks and reflections on the race

ehospice International children’s edition
South African TV journalist Richard Newton reflects on his recent run in the London Marathon to raise funds for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network.

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