Daily News Roundup – 15 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Ed Byrne starts off Colour Me Happy race in aid of Isabel Hospice

Hertfordshire Mercury

Comedian and Mock the Week star Ed Byrne started off the runners and joined in the fun in the first Colour Me Happy event in aid of Isabel Hospice.

The day disabled Helen Bailey, 9, gave a bouquet to Diana, Princess of Wales at the EACH hospice in Milton

Cambridge News

Helen Bailey, then just 9, got the chance to meet Princess Diana in August 1989, when the princess was at Milton to perform the official opening of the children’s hospice.

Dying patients ‘bewildered by array of services’

BBC News

People who are dying and have a range of illnesses face a bewildering array of services, according to research by the University of Edinburgh.

Hospitals continue to fail patients at end of life

The Guardian – healthcare professionals network

What is going wrong and how will new priorities change the situation? asks John Hughes, medical director at Sue Ryder.

Large majority of Britons support assisted dying

ITV News

The survey conducted for ITV’s Tonight programme found that 70% would support allowing assisted dying under the measures proposed in the Assisted Dying Bill, while 12% disagreed and 18% said they did not know.

Bishop: uphold sanctity of life by allowing assisted dying

The Telegraph

A serving bishop has broken ranks with the official Church of England line to support assisted dying, insisting that honouring the “sanctity of life” includes recognising the quality of life experienced by those approaching death.

We must tread carefully along the path to assisted dying

The Telegraph

Legalising assisted dying could make it “too easy” to opt for “state-approved self-extinction”, Boris Johnson has warned.

Hospitals get guidelines on safe nurse numbers


Hospitals in England are being given strict guidelines on safe staffing levels for nurses – but they stop short of giving absolute minimums.

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