Daily News Roundup – 7 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Daily News

Have a drink or visit the toilet? ‘Flying’ 15-minute care visits are a disgrace, says charity

The Independent

Government cutbacks blamed after two-thirds of councils slash elderly and disabled services.

Nurse training needs ‘urgent reform’, says primary care chief inspector

Nursing Times

Nurse training needs a “radical review” to meet the “urgent” need for clinicians with the skills to care for patients with long term conditions, the chief inspector of primary care has told Nursing Times.

Elderly Dynamo To Compete In 75 Triathlons For Her 75th Birthday

The Huffington Post

The British five-foot-two-inch powerhouse is planning to undertake a triathlon every day for the 75 days building up to her 75th birthday on August 14, 2014. The aim? To raise money for a children’s hospice called Chestnut Tree House in Sussex, England.

Poundworld launches campaign for Marie Curie

The Telegraph and Argus

A hospice helping cancer sufferers in Bradford will benefit from a new partnership between Marie Curie and Yorkshire discount retailer Poundworld that could raise £100,000 by 2015.

“Welsh angels” at St David’s Hospice Care celebrate 35th anniversary

South Wales Argus

St David’s Hospice Care has celebrated its 35th birthday providing care for people with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses in Gwent.

From direct mail to digital – matching donor to fundraising channel

The Guardian – volutary sector network

Charities must understand and react to supporter behaviour, and integrate their fundraising staff across different teams.

£115,000 grant gets hospice new room

Brentwood Weekly

St Francis Hospice in Brentwood is undergoing a makeover after being given a Government grant of £115,628.  The money from the Department of Health will help pay for a dedicated treatment room where dressings and items to support the patients will be stored.

1D fan power boosts cause

The Star

Devoted fans of home-grown boyband star Louis Tomlinson have launched a global fundraising drive for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston. One Direction fans across the world have already collected more than $1,600.

Hospice Care Week News

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St Oswald’s Hospice, based in Gosforth, is one of more than 100 hospices across the UK taking part in this year’s Hospice Care Week (7-13 October).

Weldmar Hospicecare Trust set to roll out across county

Dorset Echo

The Weldmar Hospicecare Trust will mark the week by taking to the road with information stalls at locations across Dorset.

Providing comfort and care in final days of life

Oxford Times

It started out in 1976 and, as it gears up for Hospice Care Week, Sobell House Hospice is getting ready to shout about the vital care it provides for the people of Oxfordshire

MP Mark Hendrick backs Hospice Care Week plans

Lancashire Evening Post

Preston MP Mark Hendrick has joined forces with St Catherine’s Hospice to mark the third annual Hospice Care Week.

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