Daily News Roundup – 13 November 2012

Categories: In The Media.

After my mother’s death I realised modern medicine fails to prepare us for the inevitable

The Independent

The Liverpool Care Pathway has brought death back into the headlines, but instead of the open discussion we need, it’s become another hysterical debate.

Jeremy Hunt launches NHS mandate to ‘extend lives of citizens’

The Independent

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, launched a version of the NHS contract that was drafted just four months ago by his predecessor, Andrew Lansley.

Nurses say NHS job cuts are harming care standards

The Guardian

Union claims that loss of over 6,000 posts is likely to affect care for older people and those with mental health conditions.

Nurses ‘unaware’ how they can patronise and demean

The Telegraph

Hospital staff are often unaware of how they ignore vulnerable elderly patients, patronise them and treat them as “objects”, according to researchers who studied day-to-day life on NHS wards.

‘Rich-poor’ cancer gap persists

BBC News

Each year 5,600 people in England miss out on having their cancer diagnosed at an earlier stage because of social inequalities, say experts.

Donations to charity fall 20% in a year, study finds

The Guardian

Charities ‘deeply worried’ by drop in giving after survey shows UK donations tumbled from £11bn to £9.3bn in 2011.

Mother-of-two who wed at local hospice just weeks before she died is remembered by proud parents as centre launches campaign to raise £15 million

Daily Mail

A terminally ill woman who married her partner in her local hospice (Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice) after learning she only had two months left to live was remembered today as part of a fund-raising campaign.

Teen’s life transformed by visits to children’s hospice

This is South Wales

DISABLED Swansea teenager William Perks has had his life transformed thanks to the incredible care given to him at Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice.

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