“A good send off?” A new Healthwatch report into End of Life care

Today Healthwatch Brighton and Hove publish a report into the experiences of people receiving end of life care. 15 people and their families told Healthwatch about their experiences in and out of hospital.
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End of life care was not a dignified and well-arranged experience for many. The sensitivity and dignity of individual care planning that we would expect was not always provided. Our recommendations have been accepted in full by the NHS with a pledge to improve the care pathway and correct the elements of personal insensitivity and absence of coordinated planning that we found.

To read our full report please click here

"People and their families should expect a 'Good send-off'. It is the final, and in some ways, most precious gift that the NHS and social care services have to offer. The excellent care we found in specialist services are not always extended to everyone and these are issues that the NHS and care services must address with urgency."
— Fran McCabe, Chair of Healthwatch Brighton and Hove, said today:

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David Liley, Chief Officer, Healthwatch Brighton and Hove


07931 755343


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