Daily News Roundup – 20 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

East Kilbride public praised as long-awaited Kilbryde Hospice set to open its doors

Daily Record

It took almost 13 years, the support of thousands of folk and countless hours of hard fundraising, but finally, the Kilbryde Hospice is ready to open its doors.

Approval to seek bids for new Highland Hospice inpatient unit

The Northern Times

The Board of Highland Hospice has given approval to seek tenders for the construction of a new inpatient unit and upgrading of existing facilities on its riverside site in Inverness.

End of life care to get support of social work

New Post Leader

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has successfully won Macmillan funding to recruit a team of four social workers who will support people with cancer and a range of life-limiting or long-term conditions.

Tayside encourages power of attorney

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief

‘Start the Conversation’, a campaign funded by the Scottish Government, has being launched across Tayside to raise awareness of the importance of having a Power of Attorney granted to a trusted relative or friend.

How living to live to 90 is becoming the norm

The Telegraph

New life expectancy projections show how in two areas of the country a typical retired woman can already expect to live to 89 while the north-south gap in lifespan is also narrowing.

Cure rates for childhood cancers have significantly improved

Nursing Times

Three-quarters of children with cancer are cured today compared with only a quarter in the early 1970s, new figures have shown.

Compulsory trustee qualification rejected by Commission and NAO

Civil Society

None of the witnesses giving evidence to the committee examining the draft Protection of Charities Bill supported the idea of requiring people to get training or gain a basic qualification before being allowed to become a trustee.