Daily News Roundup – 8 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

You’ve heard of birth plans…Now write your own death plan: NHS Trust encourages terminally ill patients to leave final wish list

Daily Mail
Terminally ill patients are to be encouraged by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St Catherine’s Hospice to write their own ‘end of life plan’ instructing doctors, nurses and family about their wishes for their final months, days and hours.

‘All you need is love’ – Visionary hospice celebrates three decades of care

Northern Echo
30 years of unrivalled palliative care and dedication has been celebrated by the pioneering St Teresa’s Hospice in Darlington.

Announcing The Yorkshire Post Children’s Hospices’ Appeal

Yorkshire Post
The Yorkshire Post and its sister titles across the region are to raise money for Martin House, Bluebell Wood and Forget-Me-Not children’s hospices over the next 12 months.

Remembering Lynette Patterson, the nurse who ‘touched many lives with her compassion’

South London Press
A memorial dinner was held to honour a South London nurse who dedicated her professional life to promoting the cause of children, the disabled and the mentally ill. Her connection with South London included her association with St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham.

Humza Yousaf pays thank you visit to hospice that cared for his late uncle

The National
Scottish cabinet minister Humza Yousaf turned up at Glasgow’s Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice with 32 members of his family to say a big thank you to staff for caring for his late uncle and “best friend”.

Warwickshire cancer care on the up despite rise in survivor rates

Rugby Observer
Local hospices, including Myton, and hospitals have teamed up to offer even more support to those who suffer from cancer.

Special report: Historic Marie Curie hospice in Hampstead needs new recruits

Hampstead & Highgate Express
It is a national charity which traces its roots to Hampstead – and now it is appealing for new recruits in its hospice.

From across ehospice editions:

Thousands face needless suffering at end of life in Morocco

GOSH conducts new research into neuropathic pain in children

Strengthening cancer care in Africa

Putting health at the centre of the response to drugs – palliative care advocacy at the World Health Organization Executive Board meeting

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