Daily News Roundup – 15 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Anne, Duchess of Norfolk

The Telegraph

Anne, Duchess of Norfolk, who has died aged 85, was a leading figure in the British hospice movement.

Adult care will be damaged if Osborne maintains current level of cuts, directors warn

Community Care

Adult social care would not escape unscathed if chancellor George Osborne imposes cuts of more than 3% on councils in 2015, says Association of Directors of Adult Social Services resources lead.

Hospital surveys are a waste of time, patients warn NHS

The Guardian

David Cameron’s ‘friends and family’ satisfaction survey of hospitals is regarded as unnecessary by the public and should be dropped in its current guise because it could be misleadingly negative about the NHS, according to a government-commissioned evaluation.

‘Meltdown’ in 111 helpline as calls closed in error

The Telegraph

Evidence has emerged of a ‘meltdown’ in the 111 NHS helpline for out-of-hours care after a leaked report showed problems in almost every part of the country.

Healthwatch chief admits delayed start for some areas

HSJ

The chief executive of Healthwatch England has admitted some local branches are not yet established but said it will help resolve problems as “quickly as possible”, in an interview with HSJ.

Why text messages could be the future for charities

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

Sending a text message to supporters can be an effective way to communicate and save money.

Wyre Forest volunteers secure Kemp Hospice apprenticeships

Kidderminster Shuttle

Three young Wyre Forest volunteers have secured paid apprenticeships with Kemp Hospice.

Peaceful haven for hospice patients opens

Pontefract and Castleford Express

A new luxurious garden has opened at Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice thanks to grants from three trusts.

New hours for hospice care

Lancaster Guardian

St John’s Hospice is to provide care closer to home thanks to a successful bid to extend its care hours.

Primrose can go ahead with major upgrade thanks to £503,200 of funding

Redditch Advertiser

The Primrose Hospice can now go ahead with a major upgrade of its day hospice thanks to a government grant of more than £500,000.

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