Daily News Roundup – 6 November 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Making UK a better place to die: Patients in their final days present a unique challenge to carers and hospices

The Independent
Britain has been declared the best country to die in – yet hospital horror stories are still rife. Lena Corner talks to those who care for the dying and those left behind and discovers what the gentle ethos of hospice care can teach the NHS.

It is the greatest privilege to help someone at their last moments

Huffington Post
The Marie Curie nurse who appeared in the charity’s latest advertising campaign writes about her work in Huffington Post

Tributes to St Giles Hospice fundraising chief who has died during Vietnam expedition

Lichfield Mercury
Staff, volunteers and supporters of St Giles Hospice have united to pay heartfelt tribute to dedicated head of fundraising, Helen Relihan, who has died after falling ill during a fundraising expedition in Vietnam.

Make life better for cancer children

The Scotsman
How can we make life better for children with cancer, asks Lizzy Buchan.

Improving Scotland’s confidence in palliative care

Marie Curie blog
We know that as people are living longer they are more likely to develop long-term conditions, have more complex needs and potentially multiple conditions. This means that demands and pressures on health and social care services are also likely to increase.

The Wanted star Tom Parker, from Petts Wood, becomes patron for Kent hospice charity Ellenor

News Shopper
The Wanted’s Tom Parker is the latest celebrity to become a patron for hospice charity Ellenor – who support over 150 seriously and terminally ill kids in Kent.

From across ehospice editions:

Dutch hospice raises funds through bespoke postage stamp

Developing palliative care in Francophone member states of WHO African region

New pediatric palliative care publication for Spanish-speaking families

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