An anonymous story by a hospice worker.
Health chiefs have defended a two-year pilot programme that saw doctors in Suffolk receive a cash bonus for putting patients on ‘end of life’ plans.
North West Evening Mail
The new senior management duo at St Mary’s Hospice are confident it has a secure future.
“A hospice is not about high-tech medical stuff, it’s about sitting alongside a person and being privileged to be there for them, to give them the help and support they might need,” says Julie Huttley, matron and clinical director at Trinity Hospice.
Macmillan Cancer Support blog
Blog about about Macmillan’s new campaign, and why it is calling on the government to ensure cancer carers are identified and get the support they need.
Fundraisers should “get out of their comfort zones” and experiment with new fundraising ideas, delegates at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands were told.
The Guardian – voluntary sector network blog
Though there’s still a slim chance of it failing, Cameron’s lobbying bill has exposed the naivety of charities and their leaders.
Charities, human rights bodies and the care industry have rounded on the government for a U-turn over its decision to let the health regulator hold councils to account for 15-minute care visits.
Hospitals will be banned from refusing to investigate complaints from patients harmed by poor care who may also sue for damages, after campaigners condemned the practice as an illegal and unfair denial of patients’ rights.