Daily News Roundup – 7 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Take a look at hospice after £1.8m revamp

Doncaster Free Press

Doncaster residents are being invited to take a peek at the new look St John’s Hospice, before patients are transferred back from the current nearby temporary hospice.

Royal visit as the Countess of Wessex opens new unit at Butterwick Hospice

Gazette Live

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, met with staff and patients at Butterwick Hospice during a recent visit.

West Dunbartonshire hospice is given glowing report by inspectors

Scottish Daily Record

The St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, which provides care for adults from across West Dunbartonshire, has received an excellent report from Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Campaigners pledge to block ‘insensitive’ merger of cancer wards at Co Tyrone hospital

Belfast Telegraph

Campaigners have spoken of their fury at plans to merge palliative and rehabilitation cancer wards in a hospital in Tyrone – branding them “insensitive and ill-thought-out”.

Beer mat project urges men to talk death over pint

Edinburgh Evening News

A string of pubs are urging patrons to shun idle chatter or football banter and ponder some of life’s biggest questions – via the humble beer mat.

Happy birthday to Marie Curie

Marie Curie blog

Today Marie Curie Cancer Care is celebrating the birthday of Marie Curie. A two-time Nobel laureate, Marie Curie is remembered for discovering radium and polonium, as well as for her huge contribution to the fight against cancer.

Legacy fundraisers lack confidence in their strategies, new research finds

Civil Society

Fundraisers lack confidence in charities’ legacy giving strategies and just 8% rate their legacy promotional materials as ‘very effective’, according to a new report.

Limiting the number of charity shops in an area would be a mistake, charities minister says

Civil Society

Limiting the number of charity shops in an area would be a mistake, the minister for civil society told the Charity Retail Association’s AGM.