Daily News Roundup – 9 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice nurse handed prestigious national award

Malvern Gazette
Bernie Fisher, a dedicated nurse who has been supporting patients and families at Worcester’s St Richard’s Hospice for years, has been named as a Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

New CEO takes the helm at Heart of Kent Hospice

Kent News
Sarah Pugh takes over as new chief executive after first joining the charity as its director of income generation in June 2014.

Music therapy grant for children’s hospice

Cornish Guardian
Children’s Hospice South West has been given a grant of £10,000 to enhance its music therapy facilities.

Airdrie’s St Andrew’s Hospice receive donations as they launch £8m appeal

Daily Record
The Airdrie charity is launching the massive fundraising initiative to rebuild and refurbish their entire facility – updating to the most modern, state-of-the-art accommodation possible as the much-loved charity prepares to mark its 30th anniversary.

Health board told to apologise for dying man’s painful wait

BBC News
A health board has been told to apologise to a Pembrokeshire widow and pay £1,000 after her husband had to wait in pain for three hours to be seen by a doctor shortly before he died.

Too poor to die: how funeral poverty is surging in the UK

The Guardian
Funeral costs have risen 80% in a decade, leaving the poorest and most vulnerable unable to bury their dead, writes Dawn Foster

From across ehospice editions:

Being a hospice nurse in Singapore – “We are doing something meaningful”

New research shows strong evidence of economic benefits of early palliative care for people with cancer

Campaign launched to highlight grieving fathers

Launch of new guides for family members and carers of people with dementia

Celebrating an artist’s work and wish

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