Daily News Roundup – 10 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Plymouth woman to plummet 15,000ft dressed as Santa

Plymouth Herald

Jade Jones is to skydive dressed as Santa Claus next month to raise money for Rowcroft Hospice, which cared for her grandmother.

St Giles calls for a fairer deal for care workers

Tamworth Herald

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.

New face joins Mary Ann Evans Hospice team

Nuneaton News

Following the retirement of Janet Kavanagh from Mary Ann Evans Hospice, Christian Weikert-Picker has been appointed head of fundraising and marketing.

Penny Jones appointed as director of nursing at St Catherine’s Hospice

Crawley Happy Times

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.

Tyrone County Hospital wards merger put on hold

BBC News

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.

The life of a dying young man is a model for us all

The Guardian – comment is free

“Gordon Aikman has motor neurone disease. He doesn’t check work emails at home, fret over tiny problems or neglect friendships.”

Assisted dying will be made legal in UK ‘within two years’

The Observer

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.

Care home life unacceptable, says older people’s watchdog

BBC News

Many older people living in care homes have an “unacceptable quality of life” and quickly become institutionalised, says a watchdog.

Acevo sets out vision for better partnerships between NHS and voluntary sector

Civil Society

Charity chief executives body Acevo has published a framework aimed at improving partnerships between health and social care commissioners and the voluntary sector.

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