Daily news roundup – 8 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Exhibition with a tea theme opens at Willow Burn Hospice, near Lanchester

The Durham Advertiser
Willow Burn Hospice has unveiled an exhibition with a tea theme following a project with artists in residence. The exhibition will be on permanent display in the day hospice, as a legacy of the project.

Bolton Hospice hit by ‘winter’ vomiting bug

The Bolton News
Bolton Hospice is closed to new admissions after being hit by the “winter” vomiting sickness.

‘St Catherine’s Hospice is where I want to die’ says Warlingham’s Yvonne

Tandridge Today
Yvonne Sweeting from Warlingham shares how her stay on St Catherine’s Hospice’s inpatient unit changed her perception of hospice care.

Spike in deaths ‘due to dementia and flu’

BBC News
A spike in the number of deaths in England and Wales last year was due to an increase in dementia and respiratory diseases such as flu among older people, according to official figures.

Chinese artist’s image of dying grandmother vies for BP portrait award

The Guardian
A haunting portrait by a Chinese artist of his grandmother lying in her hospital bed in the last stages of cancer has made the shortlist of three for the National Portrait Gallery’s annual prize.

“I’ve learned not to be afraid of emotions… that’s what makes us all humans”

Marie Curie blog
Blanka Aldridge shares her thoughts on what she has learned in her time working as ward sister at the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead.

Community of practice in palliative and end of life care in prisons

Macmillan Learn Zone blog
The aim of the Macmillan community of practice for health and justice is to improve the knowledge and skills of staff working within this area by sharing best practice and the on-going difficulties we can all experience.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Remember palliative care on World Health Day

International edition: Reforming policies on controlled substances in Africa

International edition: Why should children suffer?

Children’s edition: The ICPCN releases new advocacy messages for World Health Day

South Africa edition: Let’s talk about death

USA edition: Celebrating hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week

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