Daily News Roundup – 7 January 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Sobell House Charity unveils £4m hospice expansion plans due to growing elderly population

Oxford Mail
Oxford-based hospice Sobell House today unveiled £4 million expansion plans to cater for the expected spike in elderly and frail pensioners over the next 15 years.

Charity Nottinghamshire Hospice gives life to patients diagnosed with terminal conditions

Nottingham Post
Friendship and strumming away on their ukeleles has given Gordon Bates and John Walters something to really live for after the devastating news of being diagnosed with terminal cancer. The pair have now used Nottinghamshire Hospice for around a year.

Children’s Hospice wants to help more people

ITV News
The Children’s Hospice South West is marking its 25th anniversary by encouraging all people who need its support to come forward.

Thieves steal van from hospice for the seriously ill

Express & Star
Thieves have stolen a white Ford Transit Trend van belonging to St Giles Hospice from the hospice’s warehouse at Birchbrook Industrial Park in Shenstone.

Shocking: Heartless thieves steal hospice van used to help cancer patients

A white Ford Transit Luton Van, worth £16,000, which is used by St Francis Hospice to help raise desperately-needed funds for people with cancer and terminal illnesses has been stolen.

More than 10,000 nursing posts unfilled in London

BBC News
More than 10,000 vacancies for nursing posts in London went unfilled in 2015, new figures from the Royal College of Nursing have shown.

Communication – why it’s so important in palliative care

EAPC blog
Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre in Pune, India, has provided free inpatient and home care for cancer patients and their families since 1997. Simoni Binoy describes one of the weekly case presentations conducted by the team’s medical social worker.

From across ehospice editions:

Children’s palliative care masterclass in Glasgow

Video game to help grieving parents

Naples’ first palliative care center

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