Daily News Roundup – 12 July 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Dying NHS patients not treated with dignity, relatives say

The Telegraph

Almost half of bereaved relatives of NHS patients say their loved ones were shown a lack of dignity and respect by hospital staff before their death, while a fifth were given treatment they would not have wanted, a new survey has found.

Hospice jobs under review

Isle of Wight Radio

Around 70 jobs at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice are under review. Hospice chief executive Tina Harris says the review was the latest phase of a process that’s been ongoing during the last 18 months.

Fiona appointed hospice vice-president

Knutsford Guardian

Fiona Bruce, MP for Holmes Chapel, Cranage and Goostrey, has been appointed vice-president of St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.

Elderly dementia patients receive poor hospital care, audit finds

The Guardian

A team from the Royal College of Psychiatrists says the number of elderly dementia patients who received an assessment in hospital of their mental state or delirium was “alarmingly low”. 

Organ donation: Scotland should ‘consider opt-out’


Scotland should watch what happens with a new opt-out system for organ donation in Wales before deciding whether to adopt the same approach, a report by The Scottish Transplant Group says.

Why I stepped down as a charity trustee

The Guardian

As someone who has been there, here’s my advice on how to appoint a strong board and make the best use of their skills.

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