Daily News Roundup – 17 January 2014

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The Economist

The government wants you to have a comfortable (and cheap) death, but savings for the government may mean costs for charities and ordinary folk.

Trentham-based Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust appoints new chief executive

The Sentinel

Mike McDonald has been appointed chief executive at Donna Louise Children’s Hospice, following the retirement of Nuala O’Kane, who served for six years.

Health care trio join together to provide a Haven for patients in North East Lincolnshire

Grimsby Telegraph

A new 24-hour service is available to those in receipt of end of life care, thanks to a groundbreaking partnership between St Andrew’s Hospice, Marie Curie and the Care Plus Group.

St Nicholas Hospice is praised by Care Quality Commission for providing high-quality care


The Care Quality Commission praised St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds for the quality of service it provides following an unannounced routine visit last month.

Campaign launched to raise profile of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis disease

The Guardian

British Lung Foundation says there are more sufferers in UK with little-known but deadly lung disease than have leukaemia

Five Live radio fame cancer patient Steve Evans dies

BBC News

Cancer patient Steve Evans, who won a large following after speaking about his illness on Richard Bacon’s BBC Radio 5 Live show, has died aged 52.

Hard work pays dividends as payroll giving rises dramatically

Third Force News

Years of effort to make payroll giving work may finally be paying off after the HMRC revealed a huge spike in takings last year.

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