Earlier this year the Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was criticised for giving out £50 bonuses to doctors’ surgeries every time a care home patient was signed up to the plans. But according to the CCG, 52% of patients are now dying in the place of their choice, thanks to the end of life plans.
Isle of Wight County Press
Earl Mountbatten Hospice boss Tina Harris will leave in February to take on a new role developing healthcare services for children.
BBC Hampshire & Isle of Wight
A six-year-old girl with an inoperable brain tumour, who inspired a fund-raising campaign for an Isle of Wight hospice, has died.
Former politician Ann Widdecombe met patients, nurses and volunteers at Havens Hospices as part of her visit to South Essex.
Health officials make an unprecedented appeal for 100,000 people to pledge to look in regularly on an elderly friend or neighbour as the weather turns cold.
The Guardian – social care network
Adult social services epitomise the values of a caring community – supporting us when we are at our most vulnerable. But funding cuts mean local governments can no longer meet the needs of local people. A new approach to social care has to be found.
Camelot generated £864.1 million for its National Lottery Good Causes in the first half of this financial year, almost £90m less than the same period last year.