Daily News Roundup – 21 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice ‘champions’ could improve experiences of dying in hospital

Hemel Today

The Berkhamsted-based Hospice of St Francis is launching a pioneering project which aims to improve patients’ experiences of dying in hospital.

Zoe’s Place baby hospice nets a donation from John Hartson

Nuneaton News

A former international star striker has visited a children’s hospice to deliver a huge donation from a charitable foundation set up in his name.

Local hospice works to change attitudes towards death

Sutton Coldfield Local

St Giles Hospice has welcomed a recent documentary addressing attitudes to death by comedian Billy Connolly.

At the hospice, I really saw the warmth of humanity

Marie Curie blog

Robena Sheikh, whose husband Zahir was cared for at the Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford in the last three weeks of his life, features in this blog post and a short film about the hospice.

Friends and family test ‘unreliable’ comparison tool, in-depth study concludes


The friends and family test has been described as an unreliable means of comparing hospital healthcare, according to a new in-depth study.

National Lottery contribution to good causes drops by £200m

Civil Society

Camelot raised £1.75 billion for National Lottery Good Causes for the year ending March 2014, a £200 million dip on £1.95 billion in the previous year.

Mass participation: finding the holy grail of volume and value

Civil Society blog

What matters to people? Jaz Nannar says this broad but important question is going to be at the heart of where mass participation events go in the future.

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