Daily News Roundup – 24 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Hospices can support the needs of the UK’s ageing population

The Guardian

Heather Richardson, National Clinical Lead at Help the Hospices, writes about the important role of hospices in both shaping and delivering future services to meet the challenges faced by an ageing UK population.

UK centenarian numbers rise steeply in decade, says ONS

BBC News

The number of people living in the UK aged 100 increased by 73% in the decade to 2012, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Charity warns families are struggling to pay rising funeral costs

The Courier

Taxpayers could foot the bill for a rise in funeral costs, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland has warned. Stewart Wilson, chief executive of, said the increase in charges for adult burials is a “major concern”.

Hospice revamp brings a bright future

Blackpool Gazette

The first phase of work to make Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice fit for the future has been completed

Hospice nurse Tina Boyd recognised for ‘going the extra mile’

On the Wight

Staff nurse Tina Boyd was singled out for the award by colleagues who have observed her work as lead nurse at the Hospice’s John Cheverton Centre (JCC).

A day at the hospice is a good day, says patient Tom

Romford Recorder

His illness is lonely at times, he says, but regular visits to Saint Francis Hospice’s day therapy unit, has given the 84-year-old many reasons to be cheerful.

Bereaved families plant snowdrops

ITV News

Bereaved families in Cumbria have been planting snowdrops at Sizergh Castle near Kendal in memory of their loved ones as part of Child Bereavement UK’s snowdrop walk.

Bereavement room to be built after Kingston Hospital receives £100,000 to expand maternity

Your Local Guardian

Kingston Hospital will get £100,000 to expand its maternity services with a bereavement room and a merger of women’s and children’s wellbeing services.

Why British charities need to take a more international perspective

The Guardian

The boss of the Small Charities Coalition, Alex Swallow, explains why the sector needs to widen its horizons by establishing global links.

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