Daily News Roundup – 28 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

American expert to speak in Glasgow on end of life care

Herald Scotland
Dr Peg Sandeen, executive director of Death with Dignity National Centre of Oregon, has said that laws which allow for assisted suicide can result in improvements in other aspects of palliative and end of life care.

Lyrical film showcases patients at Scots hospice

The Scotsman
A poignant documentary exploring the lives of patients at Strathcarron Hospice will be screened across the nation in an effort to change attitudes towards end of life care.

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice take their care into the community

Saddleworth Independent
A brand new ‘Hospice at Home’ Service from Dr Kershaw’s will start serving the community later this year after funding was put into place.

New Scottish ‘care tax’ is a funding trap slams concerned charities

Daily Express
Dying cancer patients and people with debilitating neurological conditions will be hit by a new Scottish Government ‘care tax’, leading charities have warned.

The shocking plight of 330,000 disabled children in the UK

Huffington Post
Fiona Smith, professional lead for children and young people’s nursing at the Royal College of Nursing, writes about the lack of access to specialist equipment for one in every three children with disabilities in the UK.

North Herts hospice chief visits Stevenage MP to set scene for national awareness week

The Comet
The team at Garden House Hospice is gearing up for next month’s Hospice Care Week and the chance to spread the word about their work.

Hospice marks a decade of care

Worcester Observer
Acorns Children’s Hospice has reached its ten year anniversary thanks to kind donations and fundraisers.

End of life care must be improved MSPs told

Glasgow Evening Times
Care for people with terminal illness must be improved MSPs have been told. While many health boards and hospices care for people with terminal cancer, it has been recognised there are difficulties for people with other illnesses and for young people.

Third Sector Awards: A timely reminder of charity excellence

Third Sector blog
The charity sector continues to display stellar levels of talent, imagination and diversity, as the awards showed, writes Andy Hillier.

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