Daily News Roundup – 6 December 2013

Categories: In The Media.

The death of Nelson Mandela – Celebrating a life

ehospice Africa

The African Palliative Care Association’s Executive Director, Dr Emmanuel Luyirika, looks back on Mandela’s life and the lasting impact it has had on healthcare in South Africa.

Hospice unit revamp celebration

Blackpool Gazette

Sparkling new facilities unveiled at Trinity Hospice are paving the way for the rest of the unit’s half-a-million pound development.

Hospice cuts the first sod on palliative care centre

Lancashire Evening Post

Work to build a new community palliative care centre and café at St Catherine’s Hospice is underway.

‘Peaceful, wonderful’: Margaret Kerr Unit admits more than 200 people in first year

The Southern Reporter

A year ago next month the Margaret Kerr Unit opened to patients, offering palliative care and help to those wanting end of life care at home have their wish.

Reindeer bring festive spirit to Cransley Hospice

Northamptonshire Telegraph

Patients of Cransley Hospice, Kettering, get into the Christmas mood after reindeer Misha and Boris pay them a visit.

GP practices asked to ‘proactively’ visit vulnerable patients over winter


GPs have been asked to provide thousands more appointments and ‘proactive’ visits to vulnerable patients, under CCG plans to ease the pressure on A&E departments this winter.

Cancer: two in three patients will survive by end of decade

The Telegraph

The number of people dying from breast, prostate and bowel cancer will almost halve by 2020, new figures suggest.

Health Act to be changed to boost joint commissioning


The Health Act 2012 is set to be changed to make it easier for clinical commissioning groups to come together with each other – and with NHS England – to jointly commission services, HSJ has learned.

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