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Browse through the Help the Hospices news archive. This archive contains news items published prior to November 2008.


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New research study on the relationship between hospices and primary care trusts22 October 2008The Commission for the Compact in partnership with Help the Hospices has published new research looking at the vital relationship between charitable hospices and NHS Primary Care Trusts and focusing on how well the Compact is being implemented in relation to supportive and palliative care.
Hollywood star calls for hospice care as a human right16 October 2008Thousands of people in more than 70 countries throughout the world will be staging concerts and hosting other events to mark World Hospice and Palliative Care Day this Saturday,
Conference 200816 October 2008Details of the 2008 Help the Hospices conference/Forum of Chairmen of Independent Hospices Conference
Help the Hospices comment on recent events in the financial markets15 October 2008Local hospices, like all charities and organisations in every sector, are trying to assess the impact of recent turmoil in the financial markets. Help the Hospices knows many of its 183 member hospices have understandable concerns about how they might be affected.
Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State for Health visits St Michael’s Hospice on St Michael’s Day.29 September 2008Health Secretary Alan Johnson today met staff, patients and volunteers at St Michael’s Hospice and heard first-hand about the only hospice service in East Sussex to offer 24-hour hands-on nursing care, helping people stay in their own homes for longer.
Hospice and palliative care: a human right25 September 2008Thousands of people in more than 70 countries around the world will be staging concerts and hosting other events to mark World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on 11 October 2008.
Audit Scotland Publishes Review of Palliative Care Services28 August 2008Audit Scotland has published a report into palliative care in Scotland
Support your local hospice to Light up a Life in 200818 August 2008This year’s Light up a Life appeal will see thousands of people of all ages celebrating the life of someone they loved at hundreds of events taking place right across the UK.
Leading organisations call for recognition of palliative care and pain treatment06 August 2008The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) and different organisations from around the world will issue today a Joint Declaration and Statement of Commitment calling for the recognition of Palliative Care and Pain Treatment as Human Rights.
KPMG £1 million milestone marks hospice partnership success04 August 2008KPMG has raised £1 million for its staff-selected charity partner Help the Hospices, the hospice movement’s national charity.