Daily News Roundup – 23 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Hospices: The forgotten pillar of elderly care?

BBC News

Compared to hospitals and care homes, hospices are doing much better at making patients’ final days, weeks and months comfortable, says Nick Triggle in an article about the new report from the Commission into the Future of Hospice Care.

St Clare Hospice welcomes new chairman of trustees

Harklow Star

St Clare Hospice has announced Patrick Foster as its new chairman of trustees following the retirement of Michael Chapman earlier this year.

Hospice helped my husband die with dignity – Cheltenham widow

Gloucestershire Echo

A widow from Cheltenham has spoken of how staff at Leckhampton Court Hospice helped her husband make the most of his last days.

Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice preparing to reopen after repairs near completion

Gazette Live

Following weeks of work to repair flood damage, assessments are set to be carried out in the hope the hospice will soon be able to reopen.

Compulsory certificate of care for HCAs

Nursing Times

A new national certificate for care workers will be introduced in an attempt to drive up standards, health minister Earl Howe has announced.

Shawcross: regulator ‘understands’ sector’s lobbying bill concerns

Civil Society

Charity Commission chair William Shawcross has written to Sir Stuart Etherington to assure him that the regulator “understands” the continuing concerns that many charities have about the lobbying bill – but stopped short of saying that it “shared” those concerns.

Participation in fundraising events grew by 8% last year, says research

Third Sector

The Event Fundraising Monitor, published by JustGiving and the Active Network, says the number of fundraising events has increased sevenfold since 2007.

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