Bosses of a much-loved hospice have given assurances it will never be taken over by a private company – despite a programme by NHS leaders to ‘privatise’ care for the dying.
Wanstead & Woodford Guardian
A £665,000 holistic care centre at Haven House has reached its first anniversary: the 2,356 sq ft, two-storey building provides two consultation rooms for doctors, a music therapy room and activity space for up to 50 people.
Sudha Gokani died at Loros last year: her daughters-in-law, who were her full-time carers, remember their experiences at the hospice.
David Langton-Gilks died from a brain tumour in August 2012 at the age of 16 but before his death his mum Sacha planned a peaceful passing for him at home surrounded by his family
Should doctors be allowed to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients who ask for it? For this newspaper the answer is simple: the state should no more intrude on personal decisions at the close of life than at any point during it.
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