Interview with Heather Weir, chief executive of Northern Ireland Hospice.
TV and radio presenter Dermot O’Leary has agreed to become the new patron of St Helena Hospice.
Managers and assistant managers from Severn Hospice’s 22 retail shops have been brushing up on their antiques knowledge in preparation for a ‘Bargain Hunt’ type challenge in July.
The Spectator blog
“As MPs prepare to consider a private member’s bill to license ‘assisted dying’, in Belgium a young woman with mental health problems has been cleared for euthanasia some time this summer,” writes Lord Alton of Liverpool.
Writing on Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill, Lord Carlile of Berriew says Parliament cannot decide whether it is safe to change the law unless it has approved a safeguarding system.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says that Britain has an ‘obligation’ to look after the elderly and is ‘shocked’ that thousands of people die alone.
“My daughter’s diagnosis with cystic fibrosis helped me to understand the everyday struggles faced by my patients and their families,” writes paediatrician Salvatore Rotondetto.
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