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 care for terminally ill patients has been rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
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Princess Alice Hospice is one of the top 100 places to work in the country, according to the Sunday Times.
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Andrew Bridgen MP visited Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough to learn more about the charity and to have a tour of the hospice.
Darragh MacAnthony, the chairman of Peterborough United Football Club, has pledged £70,000 Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall hospice in memory of his mother.
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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.
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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
The Health Lottery has blurred the “clear blue water” between the National Lottery and smaller society lotteries, according to Camelot, the National Lottery operator.