Daily News Roundup – 23 November 2012

Categories: In The Media.

Quality of care suffering, says regulator

BBC News

The quality of services provided to people across the health and care sectors in England is beginning to suffer, according to the regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Care Quality Commission: budget cuts not to blame as elderly are denied dignity and respect 

The Telegraph

David Behan, CQC chief executive, said finances were not solely to blame for elderly patients receiving “unsafe” care in nursing homes and hospitals.

40 care homes praised for long-term commitment to end of life care


An awards ceremony is being held on 28 November to recognise the achievements of 40 care homes in providing quality end of life care.

Flooding forces hospice evacuation in Cumbria

BBC News

St Mary’s hospice in Ulverston was forced to evacuate its patients after a nearby stream swelled to breaking point.

Harry takes hospice cause to Parliament

Redditch Standard

Harry Bishop, a Redditch schoolboy, met shadow ministers to explain the important work of hospices after his friend’s cousin received end of life care at Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Help Kemp Hospice make grieving easier

The Shuttle

Kemp Hospice has launched a new service called Kemp for Kids which will make practical and emotional support available for every bereaved child and young person in Wyre Forest and the surrounding areas. 

Boy’s jam jar campaign for his dying ‘mummy’

The Bucks Herald

A boy of six whose mother is dying from a brain tumour has started raising money for the Florence Nightingale Hospice because “they look after mummy”.

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