Daily News Roundup – 4 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Hospices need to change


Heather Richardson, clinical lead at Help the Hospices, writes about the need for hospices and other care providers to adapt to meet the needs of a ageing growing population.

Benefit delays ‘hit hundreds of terminally ill patients’

BBC News

Hundreds of terminally ill cancer patients face waiting weeks and months for their income support because of a new payments system, Macmillan Cancer Support has warned.

Children’s Hospice South West is ‘priceless’ for family

Bath Chronicle

A mother has spoken of the lifeline care her daughter receives from Children’s Hospice South West at Charlton Farm Hospice, near Bristol.

Business as usual as Helen House hospice closes up for £1.5m facelift

Oxford Times

Helen House, one half of the world’s oldest children’s hospice, is to close for six months for a £1.5 million revamp.

Call for national dementia database

BBC News

A police chief is calling for a national database holding the details of people suffering from dementia.

Poor ‘penalised’ in cancer survival gap – study

The Telegraph

Cancer sufferers from the most well-off areas are a third more likely to survive in the long term than those from the poorest neighbourhoods, a new study has found.

Trustees regularly fail to understand their duties, says Charity Commission chief

Third Sector

Sam Younger, chief executive of the Charity Commission, says it is important for trustees to receive regular training to help them run their organisations effectively.

On cooks and cookbooks: failure of a palliative care pathway

GeriPal blog

Commentary on The Liverpool Care Pathway and why it is being scrapped.

Palliative care in critical care settings: Call for papers for a special edition of Palliative Medicine


Palliative Medicine has launched a new call for papers for a forthcoming special edition focusing on palliative care in critical care settings.

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