Daily News Roundup – 10 October 2012

Categories: In The Media.

Hospices help each other to cope with patient increase

The Bucks Herald

As increasing numbers of people are forced to rely on the services of The Florence Nightingale and Iain Rennie hospices, the two charities have been highlighting the ways they now work together.

David puts his recovery down to hospice care

Hemel Today

An elderly man who went into a hospice to die puts his recovery down to the good food, exercise and bubble baths that gave him the will to live.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day: A celebration or a call for urgent action?

European Association of Palliative Care blog

Claire Morris, advocacy and policy officer for the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance discusses World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

Jeremy Hunt puts NHS focus on elderly

BBC News

NHS staff must become the “best in the world” at looking after the elderly, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told the Conservative Party conference.

Elderly care rises to the top of voters’ concerns

The Telegraph

Care for the elderly now ranks as one of the biggest issues likely to sway voters at the next election, new polling shows.

Doctors reported to police over use of controversial death pathway

The Telegraph

A son has reported doctors to police after discovering they had put his elderly mother on the controversial death pathway without telling him.

NHS reforms should give patients more power and control

The Guardian – healthcare network

Greater involvement is a higher priority for patients than being able to choose between treatment providers.

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