Daily News Roundup – 8 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Rishton trustees chairman at East Lancashire Hospice stands down

Accrington Observer
Audrey Platt has retired as chairman at East Lancashire Hospice after serving in the role for nearly 10 years.

Carers of patients at Sue Ryder’s Leckhampton Court Hospice set to get some ‘me time’

Gloucestershire Echo
Family members and friends caring for people with life-limiting illnesses will be given the chance to take time out for themselves thanks to a new project at Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Health Minister visits Southern Area Hospice

Newry Times
Health Minister, Jim Wells MLA, has visited the Southern Area Hospice at its premises in St John’s House, Newry.

Daughter releases harrowing recordings of father’s last moments in campaign for assisted dying

Mirror
The daughter of a war hero has released harrowing sound recordings of his dying moments as part of a campaign to win terminally-ill patients the right to ‘an assisted death.’

MSPs to consider organ donor change

BBC News
Legislation to bring in an opt-out system for organ donation in Scotland is set to be introduced to parliament.

‘Outrage’ at NHS cancer drugs move

BBC News
Two drug companies have attacked a decision to remove their treatments from a fund designed to give access to expensive therapies in England.

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

EAPC survey on hospice and palliative care volunteering in Europe

ehospice International
Katharina Pabst and Lukas Radbruch, members of the EAPC Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care, invite all volunteers working in hospice and palliative care services in Europe, and those involved in managing volunteering services, to contribute to a new survey.

A personal experience of St Luke’s Hospice

ehospice South Africa
Margaret Overmeyer shares her experience: “For over 12 years I’ve been part of the fundraising team for St Luke’s Hospice, mainly sourcing donations for our auction site.”

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