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‘It never ceases to amaze me how resilient families are’: social workers supporting children with cancer
Lynn Lockhart, a social worker with CLIC Sargent in Newcastle, explains how social workers support children and families after a cancer diagnosis.
Beacon of Hope, a Welsh charity which provided home support to terminal illness sufferers, has gone into voluntary liquidation with the loss of 17 jobs after public donations dried up.
The Charity Retail Association welcomes the move, which it says will save UK charities millions of pounds in administration costs.
Prevention and rehabilitation need to be more widespread if the NHS is to cope with the costs of ageing, say healthcare leaders.
Jeremy Hunt said the service was likely to invest “on a large scale” in a drug that markedly slowed the march of the disease. Although such a move would probably be extremely expensive, he said the cost would be offset by savings in caring for people with the degenerative brain disease.
Robin Gibb’s widow has returned to the late singer’s hometown to visit Rebecca House, the children’s hospice he helped launch, and insists the experience has helped bring the star “back to life”.
Symptomatic heart failure patients experience a high prevalence of pain and symptom burden akin to the experiences of cancer patients, say researchers, who report that a palliative care consultation in this population could reduce these factors.
The Portsmouth News
With a wave of her wand, Fairy Sparkle was able to spread some festive joy at the Rowans Hospice. The cast from The Kings Theatre’s production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs visited the Purbrook hospice yesterday.
Glasgow Evening Times
Christmas arrived early for a Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice charity shop after receiving a bumper stock donation from Clydesdale Bank employees.