Daily News Roundup – 4 February 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Why every day should be Dignity Action Day

The Guardian – social care network

Hospitals and care homes must change if services are to be truly compassionate and person-centred.

13,000 cancer deaths ‘can be prevented’

BBC News

At least 13,000 premature deaths from cancer could be prevented each year in the UK, says the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).

Ricky Gervais: the elderly are neglected and ‘forgotten’ by society

The Telegraph

The elderly are neglected and “forgotten” by society because people don’t want to be reminded of their own mortality, the comedian Ricky Gervais has said.

Stafford Hospital: the scandal that shames the NHS

BBC News

It is easy to categorise the Stafford Hospital scandal as a one-off. But over the years as each and every aspect of the story has been uncovered, it has become clear it is a scandal that implicates the whole health service.

NHPCO brings 100 hospice leaders together to create future care delivery models

PR Web

More than 100 hospice and palliative care senior level managers and leaders gathered in Florida to identify and explore innovative approaches to bring the benefits of hospice care to people with advanced or chronic illness.

Hospice offers help to find work

The Northern Echo

A hospice is helping young adults and people from ethnic minorities find work. St Cuthbert’s Hospice, in Durham City, is offering apprenticeships and work placements, working with the Job Centre and other organisations to help unemployed people rejoin the workforce.

Sponsored name change for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

The Examiner

And Natalie Robinson’s new idea to help the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is certainly a wacky one. She is going to have a sponsored name change.

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