Daily News Roundup – 7 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Help is at hand for seriously ill Scots children

The Scotsman
“We see it as our role to work alongside families, health and social care professionals and other organisations to support children with life-shortening conditions,” writes Pat Carragher, medical director at CHAS.

Funding for 4 new bedrooms at Bolton Hospice means 88 more patients can be cared for each year

The Bolton Hospice
Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group is to pay a third of the costs of opening four new bedrooms at Bolton Hospice in October.

‘Priceless’ tennis ball raffle raises £27,000 for hospice

Sussex Express
A charity raffle launched by Kim and Andy Murray has raised £27,025 for St Peter and St James Hospice.

Hospice funding ‘frozen’ as demand increases

North Devon Gazette
North Devon Hospice and Children’s Hospice South West are among those battling for increased funding from local healthcare commissioners.

Memento Mori – The death café and acknowledging the end of life

End of life studies blog
Student Vivian Lam writes about the death café movement.

Suicide show at Edinburgh Fringe goes ahead

Sky News
The opening night of a controversial show by a euthanasia advocate has gone ahead at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, despite intervention from the police and the authorities.

NHS England to create safe staffing ‘oversight’ group

HSJ [Registration required]
An advisory group including senior figures from across the health service is being created by NHS England to oversee future work on safe staffing guidance.

From across ehospice editions:

International: The World Health Organization publishes factsheet on palliative care

Australia: Research highlights the harsh realities of dementia care

Ireland: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning launched