Daily News Roundup – 16 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Dying patients should be exempt from social care charges

The Guardian – comment is free

We need to talk about end of life care so fewer people face a lonely death in hospital, argues Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston.

Daughter helped elderly parents take lethal drugs and watched them die

The Guardian

A woman who helped her elderly parents to die told an inquest how she gave them glasses of poison and watched in stunned silence as they died.

St Luke’s Hospice bids farewell to leader of 13 years

Get West London

The chairman of St Luke’s Hospice, Mike Redhouse, wrote to members of the charity this week informing them that Mike Coward had taken early retirement after more than a decade at the helm.

Anonymous benefactor leaves £1.8 million to hospice charity

Bucks Free Press

An anonymous benefactor has donated a staggering £1.8 million to South Bucks Hospice, which has left staff and volunteers overwhelmed.

Big year ahead for Martlets Hospice in Hove after successful 2013

The Argus

The Martlets Hospice has set out its goals for the year, including a new therapeutic centre and a 24-hour telephone advice, support and referral service.

Woman’s crusade to ‘harvest sperm’ from dying partner reaches London’s High Court as potential test case

Medical Daily

A British woman seeking to “harvest” and store her critically ill partner’s sperm has asked London’s High Court to review an authority’s decision to deny this request, court officials said on Wednesday.

Aspiring doctor kept emotional online diary of battle with terminal cancer caused by chemotherapy

Daily Record

A brave medical student whose terminal cancer was triggered by chemotherapy kept an emotional blog charting her final days.

Health Secretary Alex Neil dismisses calls for a review of the NHS in Scotland

Daily Record

Neil has rejected Labour health spokesman Neil Findlay’s demands for a full-scale review of the Scottish health service.

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