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Lord Howard of Lympne, chair of Help the Hospices, and Dr Ros Taylor, chief executive of the Hospice of St Francis, warn that the ethos of hospice care mustn’t be eroded by the burden of red tape and inappropriate regulation caused by the NHS reforms.
Hospices should be allowed to get on with caring for dying patients with kindness and compassion but face being obstructed by a new layer of burdensome regulation, it was warned today.
The Guardian – voluntary sector network
The World Giving Index shows British people are volunteering less and are less likely to help a stranger.
Men look set to have a one in two chance of developing cancer in their lifetime, UK experts predict.
Almost 880,000 people could have been affected by an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug, health officials said.
One of the four founding members of St Leonard’s Hospice in York has died at the age of 89.
Yorkshire Evening Post
Delighted children at a Martin House Children’s Hospice had a surprise visit from Santa Claus, who arrived in a helicopter.
Buckinghamshrie Healthcare NHS Trust is piloting a holistic nursing assessment clinic for patients with lung cancer, looking at their psychological and social needs.