Daily News Roundup – 28 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Fears that hospitals are covering up death rates

Daily Telegraph

New data triggers fears that hospitals are ‘fiddling the figures’ on hospital deaths by increasing the number of deaths recorded as ‘palliative’ – classed as expected because a patient was terminally ill.

Northampton General Hospital’s end of life care criticised

BBC News

Northampton General Hospital’s care for terminally ill patients has been rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, in top 100 places to work

This is Local London

Princess Alice Hospice is one of the top 100 places to work in the country, according to the Sunday Times.

Andrew Bridgen MP visits Rainbows Hospice for their pamper day

About My Area 

Andrew Bridgen MP visited Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough to learn more about the charity and to have a tour of the hospice.

Football boss gives £70k to hospice

Newmarket Journal

Darragh MacAnthony, the chairman of Peterborough United Football Club, has pledged £70,000 Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall hospice in memory of his mother.

Better education could help palliative care doctors look after young adults

Marie Curie blog

New research recommends the development of an educational programme for specialist palliative care teams to help them to better care for young adults with a terminal illness.

Death: Term ‘life insurance’ should be changed, many Brits think

Voice of Russia UK

Over a quarter of Brits feel uneasy just thinking about death and more than two in five people also feel uneasy discussing anything around the subject, according to a survey by Confused.com

Health Lottery ‘blurs distinction between National Lottery and smaller ventures’

Third Sector

The Health Lottery has blurred the “clear blue water” between the National Lottery and smaller society lotteries, according to Camelot, the National Lottery operator.

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