Daily News Roundup – 23 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

How my father’s last days taught me hiding from death means hiding from life

Daily Mail

Article by author Rachel Joyce on how writing her new novel opened her eyes to what hospices are really like.

Charity calls for more support for people who wish to die at home

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Cotswold Care Hospice, which has seen a 35% increase in referrals to its hospice at home service, is calling for more support for people who wish to die at home.

Future of Weybridge’s Sam Beare hospice remains ‘uncertain’

Get Surrey

New plans have been revealed for the re-modelled Sam Beare Hospice, despite the uncertain future of the facility.

Glass half full for patients at Earl Mountbatten Hospice

On the Wight

Two patients at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice are causing a bit of a stir with their ‘glass half full’ approach to life.

Lynda Bellingham’s gift to us

The Huffington Post blog

For anyone who was willing to listen, Lynda Bellingham has given a lot to think about over the past few weeks, since she decided to stop chemotherapy for colon cancer and prepare for her death.

The cost of dying with an outdated will is ‘£9,700’

The Telegraph

Research suggests that a combined £175 million in assets is lost each year to bereaved families if a relative dies intestate or with an outdated will.

NHS needs extra cash and overhaul, say health bosses

BBC News

Drastic changes to services and extra money is needed if the NHS in England is not to suffer, health bosses say.

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