Daily News Roundup – 5 August 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Jersey cancer rates higher than south west England

BBC News

Cancer rates in Jersey are 6% higher than in the south west of England, a report has shown.

Baby sent to hospice to die survives after life-support is shut off

The Express

A baby boy who was admitted to Sheffield’s children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood, to die after his parents were told nothing could be done to save him has astonished doctors by making a miraculous recovery.

My dementia opera: ‘It is a story about being human’

The Guardian

A new opera about dementia,The Bargee’s Wife, starring Barbara Dickson, found inspiration and beauty in the sounds of silence.

The GivingMachine: how technology is making donating free

The Guardian

A social enterprise that taps into the hidden world of online sales referrals allows us to give to charity without opening our wallets

Golfing legend Tony Jacklin becomes Rainbows Hospice patron

Melton Times

Golfing legend Tony Jacklin CBE is the latest person to join the prestigious list of Rainbows Hospice celebrity patrons and ambassadors.

Cynthia Spencer and Cransley hospices: No cuts until charity aid secured, says NHS

BBC News

There will be no cutbacks at two Northamptonshire hospices until alternative charitable aid has been secured, the NHS has said.

Cause4 appoints Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett as chair

Civil Society

Vocal philanthropist and former charity chief executive Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett has been appointed as the new chair of Cause4.

‘Lessons learnt’ after death of elderly inmate at Norwich Prison

East Anglian Daily Press

Healthcare officials at Norwich Prison said lessons had been learnt after a number of housekeeping errors were discovered following the death of a 92-year-old inmate.

How to care for people nearing the end of life: The support available to those looking after someone who has only a short time left to live

Daily Mail

Caring for someone who has only a short time left to live can create a huge sense of responsibility and anxiety over how to cope with emotional and practical issues. But a great amount of support and advice is available, as set out in the new Carer’s Manual from the British Medical Association.

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