Daily News Roundup – 22 August 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Award nomination for support service for Isle of Wight families

Isle of Wight County Press

The Isle of Wight’s hospice service for terminally ill children and young people has been shortlisted for a national award.

Meet the nursing team at Grantham’s ‘hospice in a hospital’

Grantham Journal

The new £1.2 million St Barnabas ‘hospice in a hospital’ in Grantham will open next month.

Sam gives prize garden to hospice

Cornish Times

After winning the Young Designer of the Year Award at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Show, Sam Ovens has donated his winning garden to St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth.

Son calls on Frimley Hospital to improve end of life care

Get Hampshire

A grieving son is campaigning for Frimley Park Hospital to improve its palliative care following the death of his mother.

Cancer-stricken Stafford prisoner was nursed on the bottom bunk of his cell as there was nowhere else for him

Staffordshire Newsletter

A Stafford prisoner with terminal cancer was sent back to his cell to be treated by struggling prison staff and nurses as there was nowhere else for him to go, an inquest heard.

Rising rates of assisted suicide could be reduced by spending more on end of life care

London South Bank University

As a report reveals an increase in the number of ‘suicide tourists’, pain management expert Dr Alison Twycross says that better palliative care services are needed, rather than a change in the law.

NHS patient groups warn more doctor assistants may be ‘healthcare on cheap’

The Guardian

The government is launching a recruitment drive to hire more doctors’ assistants to try to help take pressure off a straining NHS under plans announced on Thursday.

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