Daily News Roundup – 8 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

North Devon Hospice opens The Long House in Holsworthy

North Devon Gazette
North Devon Hospice’s brand new building has opened in Holsworthy after nearly two years of planning. It will offer care and support to people in the surrounding area, without the need for a two-hour round trip to the main hospice site in Barnstaple.

Buy-a-brick campaign part-funds new hospice beds

The Commisioning Review
Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will add four more beds to Bolton Hospice, partly using £225,000 that was raised through a buy-a-brick campaign.

Hospice at Grantham hospital wins care award

Grantham Journal
The ‘hospice within a hospital’ at Grantham and District hospital has been awarded a palliative care hero award 2015.

Chesterfield-based hospice brought happiness before patient’s final days

Derbyshire Times
The daughter of a brave cancer patient has told how Chesterfield-based Ashgate Hospice gave her mother a chance to be happy again and at peace before her death.

Sue’s experience with Loros made her want to work for Loros

Leicester Mercury
Sue Swann knew she wanted to work at Loros. Her mum Pam Revitt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the summer of 2002 and went into Loros two years later, where she died shortly before Christmas of that year, aged 71.

Rise of the alternative funeral: beaches, buses and anything but black

The Guardian
The traditionally sombre funeral is being challenged by a surge in popularity for so-called destination funerals held in gardens, sports venues and beauty spots, research suggests.

Ahead of the House of Commons debate on the Assisted Dying Bill on Friday, we roundup some of the press coverage surrounding the issue:

Up to 1,750 Britons ‘will use assisted suicide every year’: Prediction aired ahead of historic Commons vote on right to die (Daily Mail)

MPs should be brave – and finally vote to give us the right to die (The Guardian)

Assisted Dying Bill proposals ‘utterly inadequate’ (BT)

North Wales palliative care expert warns Assisted Dying Bill is a ‘slippery dangerous path’ (Daily Post North Wales)

From across ehospice editions:

Palliative care research and ethics committee launched

Time to spring clean – donate your fashion for a good cause!

HSE and Department of Health look at possibility of cross border care for children with life limiting conditions