Daily News Roundup – 30 July 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Princess praises work of hospice

Darlington & Stockton Times

The Princess Royal travelled to the Yorkshire Dales to join the birthday celebrations of a leading local charity. Northallerton-based Herriot Hospice Homecare is celebrating its 21st anniversary

The biggest yet: £1.1bn health contract offered to private providers

The Independent 

The biggest chunk of NHS care yet is to be bought from a private provider, in a contract worth up to £1.1 billion.The contract, which will include end-of-life care for the elderly, is being offered by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough clinical commissioning group (CCG). 

The Hospice of St Francis’s bid to restore faith in end of life care 

Watford Observer 

A local hospice director has said she hopes the findings of a recent review will help restore the public’s faith in their end of life care. 

Gravesend mum Paula O’Shea with terminal cancer dies after wedding dream comes true at Ellenor Lions hospice in Northfleet

Kent Online 

A young mother who had her dying wish to marry the man she loved come true has passed away. 

NHS 111 helpline failing patients, investigation finds

The Guardian 

A new 24-hour health hotline is failing patients, according to an undercover television investigation. Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, NHS Undercover, found the non-emergency 111 system had staff shortages, long waits for callers, and in some cases ambulances were being called out unnecessarily. 

Hospital bed shortages are jeopardising care of elderly

Herald Scotland 

Elderly care is being jeopardised by the increasing numbers of older people being moved to non-specialist wards to clear beds for new patients, a damning new report has found.

Nurses ‘ration care due to time pressures’

BBC News 

Nurses in England say they are having to “ration” care because of time pressures, a study suggests.

Marco Pierre White Welcomes Claire House Children’s Hospice to Marco’s New York Italian

Click Liverpool

Children and staff from Claire House Children’s Hospice were among the VIPs who attended a special lunch event hosted by renowned chef, Marco Pierre White, at his restaurant, Marco’s New York Italian, in Hoylake.

£510k plan for Compton Hospice expansion is revealed

Express & Star

Compton Hospice has unveiled plans for a £510,000 expansion of its Cedars sister site.

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