Daily news roundup – 5 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

The Prince of Wales hosts a reception for Marie Curie

Prince of Wales website
The Prince of Wales hosted a reception at Clarence House this week to celebrate 30 years of Marie Curie’s flagship fundraising campaign, the Great Daffodil Appeal.

Theatre on the Rocks benefiting tri-island hospices

Hospice Isle of Man, Jersey Hospice and Le Bourg Hospice in Guernsey are to benefit from a production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest which is currently on tour.

Hospice delivery drivers make some unusual discoveries

The Star
From false teeth to life savings – just some of the more unusual items found by Rotherham Hospice workers taking collection of donated furniture.

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell visits Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice in Arundel

Eastbourne Independent
“I have been a volunteer for Chestnut Tree House for a number of years but this was my first visit to the house, which is bathed in love from the very first moment you step through the door,” said the MP.

Dementia sufferers unwittingly paying for free NHS services, claims damning report

The Independent
One in five care homes are being wrongly charged for services, according to the Alzheimer’s Society and Care England.

Quarter of UK care homes ‘at risk of closure’

BBC News
More than a quarter of care homes in the UK are in danger of going out of business within three years, figures obtained by BBC Radio Four suggest.

Personal budgets don’t work. So why are we ignoring the evidence?

The Guardian
“There has never been enough funding for personal budgets – so they can’t possibly meet all service users’ needs,” writes Peter Beresford.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Promoting spiritual care in community based palliative care in Taiwan

USA edition: The Joint Commission announces new palliative care certification

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