Daily News Roundup – 12 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

“We always say a hospice is a place to live” – bright artwork, laughter and life add to Lewis Manning’s ‘feeling of calm’

Bournemouth Echo

Interview with Lewis-Manning Hospice Chief Executive Elizabeth Purcell, Rachel Lapworth, founder trustee and director of development, and two day hospice patients.

Camilla unveils new portrait painting during visit to Helen & Douglas House

Daily Mail

The Duchess of Cornwall, official patron of the hospice, has unveil a new portrait of herself at the Helen & Douglas House Hospice in Oxfordshire.

New chairman at St Catherine’s Hospice

Scarborough News

Ian Westmoreland, chairman of Saint Catherine’s Hospice’s board of trustees’ is stepping down after four and a half years in the role. Former deputy chairman Diane Flint will take over as chairman.

Letchworth hospice celebrate National Nurse’s Day 2014


National Nurse’s Day is being marked today by Garden House Hospice who are celebrating the work of the nursing profession in providing care, support and comfort to the community.

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital nurse earns award for cancer victim help

BBC News Shropshire

A nurse who ensured a husband with terminal cancer could spend time at home with family in his final days has won a national award.

Ever thought about plastering the skulls of your dead loved ones?

The Conversation

Article by Karina Croucher, Lecturer in Archaeology at University of Bradford, about how thinking about the past can help bring people to think about dying today.

Safe nursing levels recommended

BBC News

Patients are at risk of harm if a nurse has to care for more than eight people on a ward during the day, draft NHS guidance suggests.

Few ‘will hit social care cost cap’

BBC News

Pensioners expecting a government cap on the cost of elderly social care in England to mean help paying their bill are “in for a shock”, a report warns.

Charity Retail Association searches for long-serving charity shop volunteers

Civil Society

The Charity Retail Association has launched an appeal to find the UK’s longest-serving charity shop volunteer.

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