Daily News Roundup – 6 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

£4.5 billion spent annually on end of life care, but delivery could be improved


At least £4.5 billion is spent each year in England caring for those at the end of their lives, according to a report by the Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions, an independent research arm of the business advisory firm.

Arrival of UK’s first clinic offering advice on ending life condemned as ‘unwelcome and very dangerous’

The Independent

Dr Philip Nitschke said the arrival of his non-profit organisation Exit International was to meet demand from its 1,000 British members who have previously attended his workshops and lectures.

Hunt wants CCGs to co-commission both primary and social care


Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced he wants CCGs to become ‘accountable organisations’ holding fixed budgets for primary and social care.

Staffordshire cancer services tender petition to be presented to councillors

The Sentinel

Campainers have secured a full council debate on controversial plans to sell-off cancer and end of life service contracts worth £1.2 billion.

Language skills offer lifeline to Spanish patient at Martlets Hospice

The Argus

When hospice patient Mary Haque lost the ability to speak English due to worsening dementia, she was matched with hospice worker Yamila Santos Perez, who speaks Spanish.

Cornwall Hospice Care launches a year of personal story telling

Penwith Radio

An extraordinary group of people from across Cornwall have agreed to share their Cornwall Hospice Care stories over the next year to help encourage a better understanding of what the charity does.

St Clare teams up with other Essex hospices for national initiative

Harlow Star

St Clare Hospice, St Francis, The J’s, St Luke’s, Farleigh, Havens and St Helena Hospice have joined forces to shed light on the ‘H’ word and raise awareness of all the ways the hospices care and support local people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Week of fundraising begins for YEP’s Hospice Half Hour

Yorkshire Evening Post

This week the Yorkshire Evening Post is encouraging people to give up 30 minutes of their time to raise cash for its long-running Half and Half Appeal in aid of St Gemma’s and Sue-Ryder Wheatfields Hospice.

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