Daily News Roundup – 25 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

New era for end of life and palliative care

Rochdale Online

Springhill Hospice has been awarded the three-year contract to deliver all palliative and end of life care in the community across Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

Hospice wins praise for ‘dedicated’ staff

Evening News

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice has been praised for having a “dedicated and caring team of staff,” following an unannounced inspection by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Carr tops hospice gig

Oxford Times

Top comedian Jimmy Carr headlined an impressive line-up of stars at Helen & Douglas House’s last Childish Things event.

Are we failing to identify patients nearing the end of life?

Nursing Times

A study reported in the news last week suggested that the “core business” of hospitals is caring for people who are nearing the end of their lives.

Paupers’ funerals explored in Shoreditch play about death and dying

Hackney gazette

A play named after the unpopular 9am funeral slot – when councils bury those with nobody else to take responsibility – explores the taboo subject of death.

Lord Hodgson calls for tougher sanctions for ‘aggressive’ fundraising

Civil Society

Lord Hodgson has suggested charities should lose their charity status as an ultimate sanction for persistently breaching fundraising regulations.

#nomakeupselfie – why it worked

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

While Cancer Research UK has enjoyed a £2 million windfall from the social media campaign, it wasn’t the charity’s idea – but that, and the fact it worked on mobile, helped it to succeed so brilliantly.

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