Daily News Roundup – 31 May 2013

Categories: In The Media.

End of life care for people dying from cardiovascular diseases

Nursing Times

A report by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network has identified the need to provide better access to end of life care for people with cardiovascular diseases.

‘First’ UK assisted suicide for dementia

BBC News

The first reported case of a British person choosing to end their own life at a centre in Switzerland because they had dementia has taken place.

The deceased just keep giving, figures show

Third Force News

The dead are rapidly becoming Britain’s most important fundraisers as ‘in memory’ giving is netting record amounts for causes.

Two-thirds of people ‘say they would make sacrifices to maintain their giving’

Third Sector

The Halifax bank’s Giving Monitor finds that young adults are the most likely to cut back on other spending in order to keep donating.

Crisis deepens over children’s hospice care

The Herald

Members of the Scottish Parliament’s cross-party group on muscular dystrophy are to request Health Secretary Alex Neil to meet with them to discuss a crisis in respite services for young adults, after Children’s Hospice Association Scotland said that it would stop providing care for those over 21 years old.

Hospice triumphantly opens a Spring Centre

Hemel Today

A new care centre will soon be opened by The Hospice of St Francis as it aims to reach out to an extra 1,500 people.

Primrose Hospice CEO steps down

Redditch Standard

Alvin Robinson began working with the Primrose Hospice as a volunteer almost 15 years ago, before being asked to join the board of trustees and becoming chief executive officer in 2004.

Butterfly Hospice workshops for Dying Matters Awareness Week

Boston Standard

The Butterfly Hospice recently played host to free Advance Care Planning workshops run by the hospice as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2013.

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