Daily News Roundup – 3 January 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care GP recognised in New Year’s honours


Dr Gerry Millar, the first Macmillan facilitator in cancer and palliative care in Northern Ireland, received an MBE for services to healthcare in Northern Ireland.

Also see our ehospice article on hospice people who received New Year’s honours.

‘Target winter fuel benefit to pay for elderly care’

BBC News

A report by Liberal Democrat MP Paul Burstow and the Centre Forum think-tank says means-testing the winter fuel allowance would help pay for a fairer social care system.

What can the social care sector expect in 2013?

The Guardian – social care network 

Andrea Sutcliffe, chief executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, offers some predictions – and hopes – for the year ahead.

Hospice in cash drive after drop in legacies

The Bolton News 

The amount of money left to St Ann’s Hospice in wills this year has fallen by nearly 50%. 

Help a Herefordshire hospice to help even more families

Hereford Times 

Hereford Times readers are being asking to help in an £11 million appeal to increase the number of beds and provide therapy rooms at St Michael’s Hospice.

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