Daily News Roundup – 3 December 2013

Categories: In The Media.

1,400 kids with life-limiting conditions

Irish Health

Experts from Ireland and abroad attended the country’s first major conference on children’s palliative care in Dublin at the weekend. Currently in Ireland, some 1,400 children are living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

Hospice at home It’s important there’s someone there to help

Bristol Post

Article about St Peter’s Hospice at Home service.

Francis House is a lifeline for sisters

Manchester Evening News

Article about Francis Lodge, which provides respite for young adults with life-limiting illnesses at Francis House.

What do we know about bereavement care in palliative and hospice services across Europe?


Irene Murphy and Orla Keegan, co-chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care Task Force on Bereavement Care, write about their  research into this question.

Pratchett: PM broke dementia promise

The Sunday Times

Sir Terry Pratchett, the bestselling author who is suffering from dementia, has accused David Cameron of failing in his pledge to tackle the crisis caused by the disease.

‘Unacceptable’ that only half of NHS staff took routine flu vaccination

The Independent

NHS staff who do not take a routine flu vaccine this winter are putting frail patients’ lives at risk, a leading doctor has warned.

The Gagging Bill: Criminalising peaceful participation in public debate

Civil Society blog

The Lobbying Bill has finally killed off whatever vision Cameron and Clegg had for a Big Society, says Ian Leggett.

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