Daily news roundup – 11 July 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Britain’s sickest children denied vital care in appalling NHS funding betrayal

The Mirror
Four in five local authorities in England shockingly fail to plan or fund essential care for youngsters with life-threatening conditions.

We need to talk about getting old, says charity

BBC News
Too many people avoid talking about getting old, particularly conversations about end of life care, suggests a survey by charity Independent Age.

‘It’s an absolute privilege’, says new Wakefield Hospice chief

Wakefield Express
This is how the recently-appointed chief executive officer of Wakefield Hospice, Tina Turner, describes her new place of work.

Cambridge artists create heart-shaped art work to support Arthur Rank Hospice appeal

Cambridge News
As part of their Love Your NEW Hospice appeal, artists have been asked to create unique hearts to help the charity raise the final £2.3 million required for their new facility.

Ayrshire Hospice gets a glowing report after surprise inspection

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
The Ayrshire Hospice last week received a glowing report following an unannounced inspection.

Amy Winehouse’s family meet mayors to hear hospice’s future

This is Local London
Haven House children’s hospice invited representatives from Redbridge, Harlow and Hackney together with trustees from the Amy Winehouse Foundation to talk about its plans to support 500 children per year by 2020.

NHS budget control ‘will require staff cuts’

BBC News
Staffing levels within the NHS will have to be cut if the government wants to bring NHS finances in England under control, The King’s Fund think tank has said.

Welcome to my world

Together for Short Lives blogs
Steph Nimmo blogs about the importance of families like hers being supported to give their seriously ill children the best care, without having to reach crisis point to achieve it.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Palliative care: an essential component of care for people living with HIV

USA edition: Thoughts on community-based palliative care