Daily News Roundup – 8 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Home care commissioning system ‘may be increasing risk of human rights abuses’

Community Care

The high turnover of home care staff as a result of poor pay and conditions in the sector is making older people more vulnerable to abuse and neglect, warns the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Older doctors are six times more likely to ‘pose a risk to patients’

The Independent

Doctors over the age of 55 are six times more likely to prompt major concerns about their performance than their younger colleagues, a study by a former chief medical officer has found.

Hospice team fly to Czech Republic

Hucknall Dispatch

Hospice staff from Treetops Hospice are flying to Prague to share their knowledge and expertise with their counterparts at Hospic Jordan in nearby Tabor.

Shakespeare Hospice launch major appeal

Stratford Observer

The Shakespeare Hospice has launched a major appeal to raise £450,000 to provide a range of new support services specifically for young people.

Charity hopes to start work on Berkshire’s first children’s hospice in autumn next year

Local Berkshire

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service is hoping builders will be able to start work on building the hospice in autumn 2014.

Hospice Care Week

A day in the life of a Bristol hospice


For 12 hours from 8 o’clock this morning, St Peter’s Hospice is documenting a typical day in the life of the hospice through live tweets and facebook. 

Redknapps at the ready for Hospice Care Week

Your Local Guardian

John Inverdale and father and son footballers Harry and Jamie Redknapp will help Princess Alice Hospice mark Hospice Care Week.

‘Prepare now for surge in hospice demand’

The Bucks Herald

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is using Hospice Care Week to highlight the coming growth in demand, and to stress the importance of local planning for the surge in patient numbers.

Market lends support to Hospice Care Week

Leicester Market

LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland hospice, is encouraging people to show support for their local hospice over the course of the week.

Hospice is a place of fun, not gloom

Derby Telegraph

For national Hospice Care Week, Caroline Jones visited Treetops Hospice, in Risley, where a new support centre is under construction.

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