Round the clock access to palliative care experts for dying people

July 18, 2016   //   No Comments

BT News reported recently that people nearing the end of their life are to have round-the-clock access to palliative care experts under plans to help tackle variations in care.  They will be given a key contact so they know who to reach at any time of day, health minister Ben Gummer announced. The experts will be able to help the patients or their loved ones who may need support with symptom control or deteriorating conditions late at night or at weekends.

The move comes as the Government introduces a raft of measures to improve care across England in its response to an independent review which said many patients do not receive good quality care which meets their individual needs and wishes.  Read more on BT News here.