Daily News Roundup – 3 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

‘One amazing nurse’ Maggie Simkiss just fourth in UK to win elite Henry Garnett Award for outstanding patient care

Hull Daily Mail

Palliative care nurse specialist Maggie Simkiss, who works at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, has been recognised with a Henry Garnett Award by Macmillan Cancer Support.

St David’s hospice chief collects MBE

South Wales Argus

Emma Saysell, Chief Executive of St David’s Hospice Care, said she had an “unbelievable day” when she went to Windsor Castle to collect her MBE from the Duke of Cambridge.

Angela’s story shows the importance of hospice

Northumberland Gazette

The heartbreaking story shared by Angela Matthewson about her cancer battle and the support she received from HospiceCare North Northumberland is a timely reminder of how important the service is.

Norfolk nurse to become community trust’s new chaplain

Nursing Times [registration required]

Palliative care nurse Helen Garrard has taken on a new role as a chaplain at a community health trust in Norfolk.

Does cancer get too much attention?

BBC News

Dr Toby Maher of the British Lung Foundation argues that while efforts by the government, NHS and other healthcare bodies to fight cancer are welcome, other diseases with similar rates of incidence and mortality should be given the same priority.

Charity shop growth at the lowest level for years

Civil Society 

The charity shops sector is still growing, but more slowly than before, according to the Charity Shops Survey 2014, published by Charity Finance and Fundraising magazines.

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