Government cutbacks blamed after two-thirds of councils slash elderly and disabled services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Guardian – volutary sector network
Charities must understand and react to supporter behaviour, and integrate their fundraising staff across different teams.
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.
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
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).
The Weldmar Hospicecare Trust will mark the week by taking to the road with information stalls at locations across Dorset.
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
Lancashire Evening Post
Preston MP Mark Hendrick has joined forces with St Catherine’s Hospice to mark the third annual Hospice Care Week.