Daily News Roundup – 2 June 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Birmingham CCG closes end of life care service

Health Service Journal

Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group has closed a support service for palliative care patients following concerns it failed to reduce hospital admissions and did not provide value for money.

Demolition completed on new day hospice site

Midweek Herald

Demolition work has now been completed to make way for Hospicare’s new East Devon Day Hospice in Honiton. Building work has now started on  the state-of-the-art building.

Volunteers from St Catherine’s Hospice praised for efforts

WS County Times

St Catherine’s Hospice is recognising the efforts of its volunteers  as part of Volunteers’ Week, which runs from Monday June 2 to Monday June 9.

Details revealed about who gave hospice £1.8 million

Bucks Free Press

Information has been released about the generous benefactor who left £1.8 million to South Bucks Hospice in January.

Poole Hospital and Forest Holme Hospice work together on end of life care

Blackmore Vale Magazine

Forest Holme Hospice has worked with the elderly care team at Poole Hospital to introduce a care plan to replace the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway.

Hundreds of people left a public meeting at Canterbury Academy about Pilgrims Hospice on Friday night

Kent Online

Frustrated campaigners battling to save beds at Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice walked out of a meeting in disgust.

Actor cuts ribbon on £1.4m St Austell hospice refurbishment

Cornish Guardian

Mount Edgcumbe Hospice has celebrated the opening of its newly refurbished facilities with a visit from Michele Dotrice, famous for her role as Frank Spencer’s long-suffering wife in the hit comedy series Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.

Medics back assisted suicide

Herald Scotland

A group of doctors has formed a new body backing proposals to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland.

Most doctors who were terminally ill would avoid aggressive treatments such as chemotherapy – despite recommending it to  their patients

Daily Mail

Most doctors would turn down the option of aggressive treatment if they were terminally ill, a study published in the journal PLOS ONE has found.


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