Daily News Roundup – 7 November 2012

Categories: In The Media.

Jeremy Hunt is playing politics with end of life care

The Guardian

Comment piece stating that patients do not need protecting from their doctors, who are already doing their utmost for them and their families.

Doctors defend Liverpool Care Pathway as a ‘dignified’ way to die

The Telegraph

More than 1,000 working doctors, nurses and carers have written to The Daily Telegraph to defend the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway, saying it is how they themselves would wish to die.

Having discussions in advance, typically when a serious illness is diagnosed, puts people and their families in control 

The Times (Paywall – subscription only)

Letter to the Editor from the Dying Matters Coalition.

Dementia is ‘second leading cause of deaths in women’

BBC News

Dementia is the second highest cause of death among women, figures show.

Also see our ehospice story on causes of death statistics.

How we’re trying to build trust in the care sector

The Guardian – social care network

Care providers are challenging some of the myths about residential care through a number of new initiatives.

Russ sets off on Africa Hospice Adventure

North Devon Gazette 24

Bideford man embarks on 15,000-mile motorcycle adventure in aid of North Devon Hospice.

Also see our ehospice story on the epic fundraising journey.

Diane’s one of Sheffield Finest

St Luke’s, The Sheffield Hospice

Yorkshire Bank worker is honoured by colleagues for fundraising and volunteering for St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield.

Oasis stars sign guitar in aid of Claire House

Wirral Globe

Oasis rockers Noel and Liam Gallagher are among the stars to have signed a guitar which will be auctioned off in aid of Claire House Children’s Hospice.

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