Daily News Roundup – 11 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice launches new scheme to improve end of life care

Stourbridge News 

Mary Stevens Hospice is one of six pilot centres trialling a new way of working that aims to give terminally-ill patients more choice about their treatment and care, and chance to spend their final days at home.

Barnstaple duo create game app to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West

North Devon Journal

A Barnstaple software company has used its computer wizardry to create a new games app to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

Royal visitor opens wing at St Mary’s Hospice

The Westmorland Gazette

Duchess of Gloucester has officially opened the new Cavendish Wing at Ulverston’s St Mary’s Hospice.

Hospice job is sad and ‘absolutely wonderful’

The Argus

Paediatric nurse Camille de Pierpont, who works at Chestnut Tree House, has spoken about her dedication to brightening up the last days of their lives.

Supporting the individual needs of bereaved friends and family

Marie Curie blog

As part of Marie Curie’s new strategic plan the charity has committed to investigating how it can develop its bereavement support and is currently negotiating a partnership with a specialist bereavement support organisation to deliver a pilot of bereavement support to loved ones of people how have been cared for through the Marie Curie Nursing Service.

Healthcare funds distribution unfair, audit finds

The Guardian

Some local healthcare services in England have been underfunded because of an unfair Whitehall system to allocate £79 billion in resources, a report by the government’s auditors has concluded.

6 tips for growing your audience with mobile and social

Institute of Fundraising blog

Jonathan Waddingham, Social and Labs Project Manager at JustGiving, outlines six tips for improving your online reach via mobile platforms and social media.

Information sheets on volunteering topics


A suite of 23 information sheets, on a range of volunteering topics, has now been refreshed and extended by WCVA.

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