Daily News Roundup – 9 August 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Video: Can our social care system cope with an ageing population?

The Guardian

VIDEO: The future of social care for older people was discussed at the Guardian’s second Ageing Population Quarterly event, where care minister Norman Lamb said the current system was “completely inadequate”.

Cameron’s £500m A&E bailout is ‘just papering over cracks’

The Guardian

David Cameron’s effort to avoid an A&E crisis by giving struggling hospitals £500m is “nothing more than papering over the cracks”, the British Medical Association have said.

Palliative care

Financial Times (need subscription to access)

Money to cut UK hospital waits will not cure deeper ill.

Zero hours contracts widespread in third sector

Third Force News 

Third sector organisations employ a third of all staff on zero hours contracts, according to new research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Mid Staffs trust shake-up ‘flawed’

Health Service Journal

A reconfiguration of healthcare at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust is critically flawed, it has been claimed, after it emerged several key managers have never been consulted over their views.

Youngsters build monument for Poole hospice patients

Daily Echo

A group of teenagers have created a lasting monument for patients at a Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole to celebrate their lives, as part of their National Citizenship Scheme course.

Thank you Thornbury, say St Peter’s Hospice staff and volunteers after raising more than £500,000 in the town alone


A grateful charity has praised Thornburians for the unflagging support and boundless generosity. 

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