Daily News Roundup – 11 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Visitor rooms for hospices to improve care of dying

The Telegraph

More terminally-ill patients will be able to spend their dying days with loved ones under a government investment in visitor rooms for hospices.

Number of organ donors increases by 50% but relatives should not have the last word, says head of government taskforce

The Independent

125 families over-ruled the wishes of their relatives last year and refused to allow donation.

Healthcare assistants ‘want professional register’

BBC News

Most healthcare assistants in the UK want to see tougher regulation of the profession, a survey suggests.

HMRC creates illustrated guide to Charities Online

Civil Society

HMRC has written a preliminary document that gives a preview of how Charities Online is likely to look and operate prior to its launch on 22 April.

Charities ‘don’t invest enough to keep pace with digital developments’

Third Sector

YouthNet chief executive Emma Thomas says more collaboration with the commercial sector is vital to prevent charities from falling behind.

Bolton Hospice to get £500,000 revamp

This is Lancashire

Bolton Hospice has been given a £500,000 boost for extra patient beds and to modernise the unit.

Hospice celebrates 500k boost to expansion bid

Worcester Standard

Plans to expand St Richard’s Hospice so it can care for over a third more patients are set to begin this summer after the project secured a £510,000 cash boost from the government.

Haven House Children’s Hospice to build extension with £460,000 of government funding

East London and West Essex Guardian

Haven House Children’s Hospice in Woodford Green is to build a new annexe after receiving more than £460,000 of government funding.

Hospice plan in doubt after £250,000 funding shortfall

Stourbridge News

An ambitious plan to improve facilities at Stourbridge’s Mary Stevens Hospice has been thrown into doubt after a £250,000 funding blow.

Mike Wolfe: Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust’s vital funding stream is at risk of government cuts

This is Staffordshire

In a country that still prides itself on its NHS, it would be nice to hear that the care of children with life threatening illnesses was a priority for government funding.

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