Daily News Roundup – 9 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice unable to re-open to children until after Easter following fire

Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A children’s hospice hit by a fire in January is to remain closed for at least another two weeks.

Fife widow vows to fight threat to Marie Curie’s “angels in uniform” service

The Courier
Nan Bond was horrified when it emerged last week that the £1 million pilot project – run jointly by NHS Fife and Marie Curie – to help terminally ill patients spend their last days out of hospital would not continue beyond the end of this month.

Redditch Council accused of “taking money” which helps support people dying of cancer

Evesham Journal
The Primrose Choir donates everything it makes to the Primrose Hospice. The choir will be holding a summer concert at Redditch Town Hall but is being forced to pay to use the venue, meaning cash earmarked for helping people is going into the council’s coffers.

Caring for mothers every day of the year

Liverpool Echo
Mother’s Day has long been a focus for telling the special women in your life how much you appreciate them with flowers and breakfast in bed. But for women whose children suffer from a serious or terminal illness, Mother’s Day can be something very different.

Death apps promise to help people curate their afterlives

The Guardian
A wave of apps such as Everest, Cake and SafeBeyond are emerging to help people plan their own mortal passings, right down to Instagram-worthy funerals.

Perinatal bereavement care – building the body of research in Ireland

EAPC blog
Today, we launch a special series about perinatal bereavement and palliative care with examples of initiatives from Ireland and France that aim to improve care for babies and families.

From across ehospice editions:

Palliative care nurse and educator recognised as change agent for cancer on Women’s Day

The wish to die among palliative home care clients in Ontario, Canada: A cross-sectional study

“I share my story to inspire others when it comes to fighting TB” – Mr Hendricks

The Atlantic looks at dying in America’s prisons

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