Daily News Roundup – 7 December 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Staff graduate to provide specialist care for hospice patients

Swindon Advertiser
Staff from local care homes have become the second cohort of graduates of a programme developed by Prospect Hospice to equip them to provide better care for patients at the end of their lives.

Parents hail Robin House hospice staff a year after Christmas heartache of losing their son

Daily Record
Little Benjamin Black, who was born with severe cerebral palsy, sadly passed away just hours after getting a visit from Santa at Robin House Hospice last year.

St Wilfrid’s Hospice chief will retire in June after ten years

Eastbourne Herald
The chief executive at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Kara Bishop, has announced her retirement after 10 years in the post.

Kent and East Sussex hospice campaign gathers pace as potential site found

Kent & Sussex Courier
Thanks to the Courier’s Cottage Hospice Appeal a potential site to build the first one has been found. This newspaper launched the appeal in October for Hospice in the Weald, which wants to build three cottage hospices in west Kent and East Sussex.

Outsourcing care – can the sums add up?

BBC News
It was a contract which was centre stage in the debate over outsourcing in the NHS in England. The £800 million five year deal to run care for older patients and some other adult services in Cambridgeshire was controversial because private contractors bid for it.


Dorset hospital team awarded gold for ‘seamless and sensitive care’ and strong leadership


Dorset Echo
The Tarrant Ward at Dorset HealthCare’s Blandford Community Hospital has gained national accreditation from the Gold Standards Framework. The ward was recognised by the national health programme for reviewing and delivering end of life care.


Fatboy Slim urges city to back Snowdogs by the Sea in aid of the Martlets Hospice

The Argus
Fatboy Slim has urged the city to get behind the fun of the Snowdogs by the Sea project to raise money for Martlets Hospice.

Holly Willoughby adds her support to the Sun on Sunday Santa Hospice Appeal

Sun on Sunday
TV’s Holly Willoughby supported the Sun on Sunday Santa Hospice Appeal last night and said: “Please give as much as you can.”

From across ehospice editions:

WHO launches NCD virtual global discussion forum

Julia Downing talks children’s palliative care in low and middle income countries

From plastering to palliative care; one happy tradie’s big career change

HPCA celebrates International Day for Persons with Disabilities