Daily News Roundup – 17 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

EastEnders star takes up the pink bunny ears

mix 96
Former EastEnders and Aylesbury panto star Anita Dobson been announced as Florence Nightingale Hospice’s new patron.

Bristol comedian Stephen Merchant makes “moving” visit to St Peter’s Hospice

The Bristol Post
Award-winning comedian Stephen Merchant was left “deeply moved” after a visit to St Peter’s Hospice, which helped care for his dying grandmother.

‘Royals’ support £5m hospice appeal

Henley Standard
Four Lego busts of members of the royal family made a special appearance at a community launch evening for the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.

Why you need to make a will

St Joseph’s Hospice blog
“The story about Patsy Byrne in the Mail on Sunday yesterday reminds us all about the importance of making a will.”

Privatising cancer care in Staffordshire could harm patients, campaigners say

The Guardian
Clinical commissioning groups are looking for private company to take on £1.2 billion contract in biggest privatisation of NHS services yet.

State-funded care for UK disabled and elderly people becoming ‘impossible’

The Guardian
Most elderly and disabled people with care needs face paying for their own support by the end of the next parliament unless the next government changes tack on spending priorities, social services leaders are warning.

Towards effective mentoring – Palliative Care Works offers reflections from the field

ehospice International
Palliative Care Works, a multi-professional not-for-profit consultancy, has written a comprehensive paper offering considered reflections on the outcomes of combining training courses with mentoring from an experienced palliative care professional. Here, they provide a summary of the longer study.

Tracking the hospice and palliative care blogosphere

ehospice International
This regular feature from ehospice tracks the thoughts and ideas of people from around the world writing about hospice, palliative care and related issues.

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