Daily News Roundup – 6 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

NHS patients could be given ‘right to die at home’ under radical Labour health service shake-up

The Mirror

NHS patients could be given the “right to die at home” under radical Labour plans to shake up the health service after the next election.

Cheryl and Len take on new roles at hospice

ITV News

Singer Cheryl Baker and Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman have become Vice Presidents of Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Taboo of male cancer particularly in Afro-Caribbean community tackled by John Taylor Hospice’s Benjamin’s Bottom campaign

Sutton Coldfield Observer

In an innovative scheme, John Taylor Hospice is looking to get people to talk about prostate cancer with a specially designed bottom.

Mystery £100,000 donation brings dream of children’s hospice closer

Plymouth Herald

An anonymous donor has pledged £100,000 for Ellie’s Haven, a charity which aims to provide holidays for families with children with long-term and life-limiting illnesses.

Partnership working in end of life care – what you said


Dr Peter Nightingale presents the best tweets from HSJ and Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Twitter chat on the role of partnership working in end of life care.

Dementia death toll may be worse than cancer

The Telegraph

A study from the US suggests that Alzheimer’s and dementia is widely under-reported on death certificates and medical records.

Many vulnerable people denied care, says Age UK

BBC News

A “catastrophic” situation is developing in England with many vulnerable elderly people being denied care, campaigners say.

Office for Civil Society plans £40m fund to support ‘financially vulnerable’ charities

Civil Society

The Office for Civil Society has won backing from the Treasury for a new fund, hoped to be worth around £40m, to help voluntary organisations which are in danger of closure.

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