Daily news roundup – 24 August 2016

Categories: In The Media.

What will the government’s new national commitment on end of life care mean for hospices?

The Huffington Post blog
“Last month the government unveiled a new national commitment on end of life care – the central plank of its long-awaited response to the Review of Choice in End of Life Care,” writes Jonathan Ellis, director of policy and advocacy at Hospice UK.

Practice rated outstanding after helping 97% of palliative care patients die at home

GP Online
A GP practice rated outstanding by the CQC after it demonstrated an ‘excellent’ end of life service, has now launched a charity to support patients across the whole CCG at the end of life.

Tributes to Overgate Hospice founder

Halifax Courier
Halifax businessman Roy Douglas Taylor, who was one of the founders of Overgate Hospice and undertook extensive charity work, has died aged 87.

Former prison guard pens seventh children’s book in aid of hospice charity

Burton Mail
A former prison guard who has raised more than £7,000 for Rainbow’s Children Hospice has penned his seventh book in a series of children’s novels about the dog angel.

Somerset Rocks to take place this weekend in Vivary Park in Taunton to raise funds for St Margaret’s Hospice with Status Quo, Will Young and Jools Holland

Somerset County Gazette
In just a few days, thousands of music fans will descend on Vivary Park to raise awareness and funds for St. Margaret’s Hospice.

Groundbreaking Dying to Work Charter to help terminally ill workers signed by Harrow Council

Harrow Times
Harrow Council is the first in London to sign up to a groundbreaking agreement to help terminally ill employees stay in work.

Scotland’s hospital mortality rate drops by 4.5%

BBC News
The mortality rate at Scotland’s hospitals has fallen by 4.5% over the past two years.

Candle child bereavement service: children, young people and loss

EAPC blog
As part of a new series about supporting bereaved children and teenagers, Judy Debenham writes about Rachel who has just been referred to the Candle Service, part of St Christopher’s Hospice in London.

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