Over three million people will die over the next Parliament with millions more people bereaved. We are campaigning together to call for better quality care and support for those approaching the end of their lives.
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The Government has published its response to the independent review of choice in end of life care. The End of Life Care Coalition welcomed the response and the National Commitment to improve the care people at the end of their lives receive in and out of hospital.
The End of Life Care Coalition is working to hold the Government into account to deliver on its commitment. Click here to read the government response.
The End of Life Care Coalition is urging the government to adopt the recommendations of the landmark independent review of choice at the end of life, which was published a year ago today. Recommendations in the review include access to 24/7 community nursing and a record of a person’s preferences for care at the end of life.
According to new figures released today by the End of Life Care Coalition’s report On the Brink: The Future of End of Life Care an estimated 48,000 people in England experienced poor care in the last 3 months of their life. This represents 10 per cent of people who died in 2014 and is based on responses from relatives and carers collected by the Office of National Statistics.
The new Coalition report argues that shifting care out of hospitals will be better for people at the end of life and more cost effective but also warns that the right support needs to be in place at home and in other settings to enable this to happen.
Click here for the full press release.