“Around the clock support is crucial for children receiving palliative care,” said Kate. “They and their families often need help every hour of every day, both in hospices and at home.”
More than 18,000 fans helped raise a six-figure sum for St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice at Rod Stewart’s sold-out concert at the County Cricket Ground in Taunton.
The boss of a charity which abandoned plans to close inpatient beds at a Kent hospice after a public outcry is to step down at the end of the month. Pilgrims Hospices said its chief executive Steve Auty felt it was time to hand over leadership for the next phase of development.
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Nigel Lewis-Baker has been appointed MBE for services to people with cancer – ten years after being told he had developed an incurable form of the disease.
The King’s Fund is to launch a new network of charities to improve leadership skills and develop collaborative working,. Known as the GSK Impact Award Network, it will be run in conjunction with the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.
University of Glasgow blog
Professor David Clark writes on the University of Glasgow ‘End of life studies’ blog.