Daily News Roundup – 9 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

First phase of new £6.5m St Andrew’s Hospice ready to open

Grimsby Telegraph
Developers will hand over the keys to St Andrew’s Hospice’s new home next week, completing phase one of the £6.5 million project.

Ed Sheeran proves he’s the nicest guy in pop by giving away his Grammy wardrobe to charity

The Mirror
Ed Sheeran has donated items of clothing from his dressing room at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles to a St Elizabeth Hospice charity shop.

Charity champion Trevor Copley has died aged 81

York Press
St Leonard’s Hospice’s first chairman, whose devotion to the organisation helped him raise millions of pounds to keep the charity afloat, has died.

Celebrating the life of Cicely Saunders on International Women’s Day

End of life studies blog
Professor David Clark on the life and work of Cicely Saunders, founder of St Christopher’s Hospice and “modern hospice care”.

That Dragon, Cancer: is it right to make a game about cancer?

The Guardian
When Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, his parents took an unusual step. They turned their family’s tragedy into an interactive computer adventure.

Dementia campaign to give families open access wins cross-party support

The Observer
A campaign to allow friends and family open access to people with dementia while they are in hospital has seen a significant victory this weekend with backing from senior politicians.

One in 10 cancer sufferers left housebound for lack of help

The Telegraph
Macmillan say thousands of people with cancer are left stuck in their homes, and denied help to wash or dress, because of shortages of social services care.

Tracking the hospice and palliative care blogosphere

ehospice International
This regular feature from ehospice tracks the thoughts and ideas of people from around the world writing about hospice, palliative care and related issues.

Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Online e-newsletter highlights Sierra Leone Ebola response

ehospice International
The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) has released the latest edition of its online newsletter, including an editorial by Gabriel Madiye, WHPCA member from Sierra Leone who coordinated the response to the Ebola outbreak by the Shepherd’s Hospice in Freetown.