Daily News Roundup – 24 April 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Duchess returning to visit Thorpe Hall Hospice

Peterborough Today

The Duchess of Gloucester will return to Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough next week, one year on from launching an appeal to raise £6 million for the facility.

Half and Half Appeal: Wheatfields’ chief explains how donations have grown the hospice

Yorkshire Evening Post

Hospice Manager Helen Ankrett on how the “tremendous support” and donations to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s appeal have benefited the hospice over the past 32 years.

Opening your eyes to palliative care…


Nygemol Kaniyodical George, a 17-year-old pupil at St David’s Catholic College, Cardiff, explains how a volunteer placement in her local hospice changed her mind about palliative care.

Is effective, person-centred, home-based palliative care truly achievable?

Palliative Medicine

Bridget Johnston from Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care explores this question.

Should assisted suicide be made legal in this country?

Oxford Mail

Sir Terence English, former president of the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Surgeons, argues for physician-assisted deaths, while Dr Peter Saunders, retired surgeon and campaign director of the Care Not Killing Alliance, argues against the legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Elderly care demand to ‘outstrip’ family supply

BBC News

The number of older people in England needing care will “outstrip” the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank has warned.

FRSB calls for new rules on asking elderly and vulnerable for donations

Civil Society

The Fundraising Standards Board has recommended the Institute of Fundraising develops additional guidance for fundraisers asking elderly and vulnerable people for donations.

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