Daily News Roundup – 3 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Volunteers still form the backbone of hospice care

Huffington Post

Jonathan Ellis, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Help the Hospices, on the important role of hospice volunteers.

Cancer patients should not feel pressure to bounce back to normal immediately

The Guardian

Justin Stebbing, professor of cancer medicine and medical oncology at Imperial College, on the ongoing need to support cancer patients following treatment.

Terminally ill man deprived of right to die at home due to healthcare failings

The Independent

A terminally ill man was prevented from going home to die because of catalogue of failings by doctors and social workers, a report has concluded.

Claire House teams up with North West hospices for ITV campaign

Wirral Globe

In the North West of England, 26 hospices have come together to launch a pioneering TV advertising campaign aimed at busting myths about the care they provide.

Physio service a big hit at hospice

Yellow Advertiser

A physiotherapy service at St Luke’s Hospice in Essex has proved three times more popular in its first year than bosses expected.

Gold Line support for dying patients across Bradford

Telegraph & Argus

A helpline for patients who have a serious illness and could be in the last year of their lives is being extended to support hundreds of patients in Bradford.

Thousands pledge to ‘do something different’ for NHS

BBC News

Thousands of people working across the NHS are doing something different to improve care as part of NHS Change Day.

Government unveils details of new wilful neglect offence

Nursing Times

A new criminal offence of wilful neglect is to cover all formal healthcare settings, including the NHS and the private sector, under proposals revealed by the Department of Health.

Which would you rather have: a volunteer’s time or a funder’s money?

The Guardian – voluntary sector network

In times where charities are facing decreased funding and increased demand, which is more beneficial – time or money?

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