Daily News Roundup – 16 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

New chief executive at hospice charity


Karen Wilkinson-Bell is the new head of Herriot Hospice Homecare, having taken over the reins from Liz Pollard, who has retired after 11 years at the helm.

Hospice patients granted dying wish of seeing favourite animals

Hereford Times

The dying wish of two ill patients at St Michael’s Hospice came true when they were paid a unique visit just days before they passed away.

Patients keep active at Woodlands Hospice

Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce

Every Tuesday afternoon a team of dedicated physiotherapists run an exercise class at Woodlands Hospice for inpatients and patients attending the Wellbeing & Support Centre.

Health services must be inclusive and welcoming to everyone

Marie Curie blog

Being able to keep your individuality and sense of identity throughout a terminal illness is an important part of good quality care and support. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, that can be a particular challenge.

Cost of dying ‘rose more than 10% last year’

BBC News

The “cost of dying” is more than 10% higher than it was this time last year, according to the latest report from SunLife.

Assisted dying: more than 300 terminally ill people a year committing suicide

The Telegraph

Figures disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act suggest 7% of suicides in England involve people with a terminal illness.

Scotland seeks to introduce new ‘duty of candour’ for NHS

Nursing Times

NHS organisations in Scotland would be compelled to admit mistakes that caused harm to patients, under proposals unveiled by the Scottish government.

Call for community nurses to be more ‘carer aware’

Nursing Times

A senior nurse at the Department of Health has urged community nurses to be more “carer aware” when visiting their patients.

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