Daily news roundup – 6 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Cornwall Hospice Care celebrates ‘Outstanding’ inspection

Pirate FM
The Cornish charity achieved the rating from the Care Quality Commission, which is the highest possible, for St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle.

Children at Ty Hafan are transformed into their favourite superheroes thanks to a top young photographer

Wales Online
Photographer Geraint Williams and his partner Abigail Cadogan have used their artistic skills to transport youngsters from the hospice into their very own superhero movie scenes.

Former Corrie star visits children at a Hampshire hospice

Spire FM
Children with life-limiting conditions at Naomi House and Jacksplace have been visited by a former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan.

Forest Holme Hospice Charity opens Sunflower Garden in Poole Park

Blackmore Vale Magazine
The 1,000 sunflowers in the new Sunflower Garden in Poole Park represent the 1,000 patients the Poole hospice supports each year and will remain on display throughout September.

MP Will calls for new law to entitle bereaved parents to paid leave

Colchester MP Will Quince is to call for a law which would entitle bereaved parents to take paid leave.

Help patients in a permanent coma to die and use their organs for transplants, says leading doctor

Daily Mail
Hospital patients who are in a permanent coma should be given drugs to hasten their deaths so doctors can harvest their organs for transplants, a prominent hospital consultant has said.

Palliative care for frail older people: what, when and how?

British Geriatric Society blog
Anna Bone, training fellow in the Department of Palliative Care, Policy, and Rehabilitation at King’s College London, writes about developing a model of palliative care for frail older people.

Maureen Lipman on Dame Cicely Saunders

Great Lives, BBC Radio 4
In the latest edition of Great Lives, actress and writer Maureen Lipman and Professor David Clark talk about Dame Cicely Saunders. Prof Clark has also written a blog about the experience which you can read of the End of life studies blog.

Bill Noble: Enthusiastic, slothful, conflicted

The BMJ [subscription required]

Interview with Bill Noble, medical director at Marie Curie, editor in chief of BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, and honorary professor of community palliative care at Sheffield Hallam University.

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