Daily News Roundup – 4 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice ‘at risk of closing’ due to funding cuts

Manchester Evening News

Campaigners fear Bury Hospice could be forced to shut within six months because the government is ‘withholding’ £40 million from the NHS budget in the borough.

Hospice faces biggest test

Derbyshire Times

Ashgate Hospice has launched a major fundraising drive to meet a huge rise in demand for services.

Derbyshire girl’s “20 good deeds” mission to say thank-you to Rainbows Hospice

Derby Telegraph

Nine-year-old Ellie Nemeth has pledged to do 20 “good deeds” to celebrate the 20th birthday of the hospice which cares for her brother, Tom.

NHS tenders ‘dangerous experiment’

Yahoo News

Putting cancer and end of life services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent out to tender could potentially hand over decision making about these aspects of care to private companies, Unison have said.

Professional: palliative care nurse

Nursing in Practice

Despite community care provisions forming the core source of day-to-day support for care homes, there have been worrying concerns that care home staff are not getting the wider access to support they need from primary care.

Palliative care through the eyes of social media

BMJ blogs

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care has launched a new dedicated social media section, highlighting interesting developments in matters that bring together palliative and supportive care with the world of social media.

I regret the way we are dying

The Guardian – comment is free

Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse, explains why she welcomes Prof John Ashton’s call for end of life midwives.

We must not deprive dying people of the most important protection

BMJ – opinions

Rob George, professor of palliative care, Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, on legalising medical treatment intended to end life.

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