Jade Jones is to skydive dressed as Santa Claus next month to raise money for Rowcroft Hospice, which cared for her grandmother.
St Giles Hospice is backing calls for a fairer deal for care workers, saying that some do not receive the true national minimum wage because they are not paid for their travel time.
Following the retirement of Janet Kavanagh from Mary Ann Evans Hospice, Christian Weikert-Picker has been appointed head of fundraising and marketing.
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Penny Jones has been appointed director of nursing, and will be responsible for St Catherine’s nursing, therapies and counselling teams and for providing strategic direction.
Plans to merge the palliative care and rehabilitation wards at Tyrone County Hospital in Omagh have been put on hold, the Western Health Trust has confirmed.
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“Gordon Aikman has motor neurone disease. He doesn’t check work emails at home, fret over tiny problems or neglect friendships.”
A change in the law that will allow terminally ill people to be helped to end their lives is inevitable and will happen within as little as a couple of years, according to the deputy chair of the British Medical Association.
Many older people living in care homes have an “unacceptable quality of life” and quickly become institutionalised, says a watchdog.
Charity chief executives body Acevo has published a framework aimed at improving partnerships between health and social care commissioners and the voluntary sector.