Daily news roundup – 9 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Hays staff raise over £150,000 for UK children’s hospices

Recruitment International
At the end of the first year of a two-year charity partnership, Hays has raised over £150,000 for Together for Short Lives.

Bury St Edmunds’ St Nicholas Hospice Care is rated ‘outstanding’ by watchdog

Bury Free Press
Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission judged that the hospice is ‘truly focused on the individual needs of people that they support’ and noted that ‘staff truly went the extra mile’ to care for patients and their families.

Havering’s Saint Francis Hospice defends use of controversial job placements

Romford Recorder
The launch of the Conservative government’s Mandatory Work Programme prompted headlines describing it as a forced labour scheme, but some Havering residents have spoken about how it helped them secure work.

Bishop Edward Daly: To some in Foyle Hospice he was Your Grace, to others he was Eddie. For my family he was the centre of our world

The Irish News
“As chaplain of the Foyle Hospice he was there to welcome my father as he was admitted to the facility on Derry’s Culmore Road for what we didn’t realise were to be his final days with us.”

Volunteering is not beneficial until you hit 40, study finds

The Telegraph
Volunteering has long been known to boost mental health and raise happiness levels, but a new study suggests the benefits do not kick in until the age of 40.

Leonard Cohen managed that rare thing: to talk with clarity about death

The Guardian – comment is free
“The songwriter’s letter to Marianne Ihlen in her last hours was beautiful, poetic and to the point. Yet so often we deal with death in an inane, mawkish way,”

Bringing death back to life: Is it time to change our approach to health care?

EAPC blog
Dr Joseph M Sawyer, core medical trainee at St George’s Hospital, London, explains the background to his longer article published in the July/August of the European Journal of Palliative Care.

“My job isn’t depressing; it’s the best job in the world”

Marie Curie blog
Blog by Lauren James, registered nurse at Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale