Daily News Roundup – 16 May 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Cancer patients condemn hospital care

The Guardian

Cancer patients are going hungry and receiving the wrong drugs while in hospital, with some feeling so badly looked after they even consider abandoning their treatment, a new survey has found.

Carers let down by complicated and means-tested process

The Guardian – letters

Macmillan Cancer Support calls on the government to introduce free social care for people in the last weeks of life to help more people to die at home if they so wish. 

Young carers: Quarter of a million children provide care for others

BBC News

Nearly a quarter of a million children in England and Wales are caring for a relative, new statistics show.

Death and dying

Radio 4, Today, at 2:47:50

Dr Kate Granger talks about changing attitudes to death and dying, tweeting from her deathbed and assisted suicide.

Time to talk about dying

Dunstable Today

Keech Hospice Care is encouraging everyone to talk openly about death dying and bereavement during Dying Matters Awareness Week, which ends on Sunday.

Death Cafe dinner

Swindon Advertiser

A funeral celebrant and burial ground founder has joined forces with the Swindon Festival of Literature to mark National Dying Matters Week.

Margaret Kerr Unit officially opened

BBC News

The first palliative care facility in the Borders, the Margaret Kerr Unit, is to be officially opened by the Duke of Gloucester.

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