Daily News Roundup – 9 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Creating memorable moments for hospice patients

Huffington Post blog

Jonathan Ellis, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Help the Hospices, writes about how ITV’s Text Santa help create some memorable moments for people receiving hospice care.

Innovative use of data can improve end of life care


A ‘fundamental shift change in thinking’ can ensure everybody gets the care and support they need at the end of life, says Marie Curie.

Plymouth’s St Luke’s Hospice day care centre to close

Plymouth Herald

St Luke’s day care centre is set to close to enable it to focus resources on patients with more immediate needs.

Work begins on £250,000 hospice renovation scheme

View from Online

Work has started on a quarter of a million pound renovation scheme at the Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester to improve the patient and family areas and main reception in the hospice.

Glowing inspection for Princess Alice Hospice

Epsom Guardian

Princess Alice Hospice received full marks in its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

Anonymous bridal shop owner donates designer dresses worth £40,000 to charity shop to raise money for children’s hospice

Mail Online

The 35 gowns – worth up to £2,000 each – are being sold at a fraction of their usual prices in aid of the Naomi House Children’s Hospice.

The bedroom tax on bereavement: Grieving families to face spare-room benefit cut within three months

The Independent

Families will be hit by the bedroom tax if a room remains unoccupied for just three months after the death of a family member, bereavement charities have warned.

Forget funeral selfies. What are the ethics of tweeting a terminal illness?

The Guardian

Lisa Adams is dying of breast cancer. She has tweeted over 100,000 times about her journey. Is this educational or too much? asks Emma G Keller.

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