Daily News Roundup – 13 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Cancer dad whose life was ‘saved’ by Cornwall Hospice Care support the Cove campaign

West Briton

George Watts, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in October 2007, has said Cornwall Hospice Care “saved his life”.

Hospice nurses plug the care gap for those dying at home

The Bucks Herald

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is supporting a campaign highlighting the gap in specialist care available to terminally-ill patients dying at home.

Video: New Northern Ireland Hospice taking shape

Belfast News Letter

Northern Ireland Hospice has celebrated reaching a major milestone in its journey to rebuild the adult hospice in Belfast during a ceremonial bricklaying.

Just hours before his sudden death, my fiancé shared his last wishes

Dying Matters Blog

When Cherri’s fiancé Bryan died suddenly, she went from planning a wedding to planning a funeral. But remarkably, Bryan had discussed his end of life wishes with her the evening before he died, so Cherri knew what plans to make.

Definitions and discoveries

End of life studies blog

Derek Doyle, Honorary President of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, reflects on the early days of palliative care, including the problem of trying to trying to devise comprehensive definitions.

Cancer Drugs Fund to be restricted – says NHS

BBC News

Some life-saving cancer medicines are likely to be removed from the list of expensive drugs paid for out of a special fund set up by the prime minster.

NHS must use fewer temporary staff and sell land to save £10bn, says Hunt

The Guardian

Jeremy Hunt is to tell the NHS to save £10 billion a year by using fewer temporary staff and management consultants, selling off unused buildings and reducing drug errors.