Daily News Roundup – 24 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care: why I moved from nursing to research

The Guardian

The global challenge of improving end of life care led Catherine Walshe to leave clinical practice and find new fulfilment in an academic career.

The final act: from the hospice to the stage

The Irish Times

A new theatre production reveals the courage that underpins the darkness and light, the ebb and flow, of life in a hospice.

St Luke’s Hospice calls for name suggestions for new centre

Harrow Times

People are being called to help name a new hospice centre which will provide support to people in the early stages of illness.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls ready to run – but not for his parliamentary seat

Wakefield Express

The Outwood and Morley MP has signed up to take part in this year’s Wakefield Hospice 10K race.

St Luke’s is changing to meet needs of the future

Plymouth Herald

St Luke’s is planning to reduce its number of inpatient beds, switching its focus so that it can provide the excellent 24/7 care needed for patients who wish to remain in their homes.

Too many people are being denied their wish to die at home or a hospice

Yorkshire Post

Too many people are dying on trolleys and cubicles in hospitals while waiting to be transferred to a ward or back home, a report into end of life care in the East Riding has found.

‘Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and feel part of an extended community’

Marie Curie blog

As part of Student Volunteering Week, Anastasia Douglas, student volunteer, writes about what it’s like to volunteer for Marie Curie Cancer Care while studying and working.

Thousands of HIV patients go hungry as benefit cuts hit

The Independent

Thousands of people with HIV have been left struggling in poverty by the government’s welfare reforms – with some unable to afford the basic food they need to fight their condition.

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